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Mera Peak Trek

Trekking to Mera Peak

Trekking to Mera Peak; an expedition report. This trip report was written by James McManus (aka Jam) who owns and runs Earth’s Edge. He has over 20 year’s experience and leads many expeditions to altitude each year. We made it to Kathmandu with no issues and spent the evening sorting rental gear and having food. The

Hiking food

Nutritional Tips for Earth’s Edge Expeditions

This article tackles the matter of expedition nutrition. What is the best hiking food before, during and after your expedition? During a multi-day expedition, your body and mind will be put under a lot of stress, far more than on a normal day. It is important that you look after yourself not only during the

Stok Kangri Summit

Stok Kangri August 2017 Trip Report

This Stok Kangri trip report was written by experienced guide John Healy about his adventures in August 2017. Diversity could be the keyword to describe the Stok Kangri climb. From weaving through the chaotic hustle and bustle in the heart of Delhi’s city to the quiet trails amid a seemingly endless network of canyons, valleys

A beginner’s guide to mountain trekking

Ready to accumulate vertical, but short on skills? This is the perfect guide to hiking for beginners! Pack light You do not need a clean outfit every day! Choose fabrics that don’t absorb moisture and avoid cotton. The packing guide provided by us when you book a trip is all you need! Pay the little

Everest Base Camp May 2017 Trip Report

  A trip report written by highly experienced Earth’s Edge Guide, Louise Lawrence who led the expedition team to Everest Base Camp in May 2017. Nepal – what an amazing place.  It has always been one of my top favourite countries to visit and I was really looking forward to getting back to Kathmandu and

Everest Base Camp Report 6th September 2017

This trip report was written by one of our guides Mary Gunning of her adventures on our Everest Base Camp Trip in September 2017. We meet up as a group in Dublin Airport full of anticipation and trepidation before flying to Nepal to tackle Everest Base Camp. When we land we stay overnight in Kathmandu before heading to

Sun, Dust & Cold Air Protection

About Jam: James McManus (aka Jam) owns and runs Earth’s Edge. He has over 20 years’ experience and leads many expeditions to altitude each year. Sun protection at altitude is a key component in mountaineering, as well as dust and cold air protection.  When our social media guru Micheál asked me to write an article

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp – October 2016 Report

This trip report was written by one of our trekkers Megan White of her adventures on our Everest Base Camp Trek Having been a novice hiker for only a few years – my highest claim to fame being Croagh Patrick, I was more than a little adventurous when I decided to tackle Everest Base Camp. My friends

Wicklow Training Hikes

Wicklow Training Hikes

Written by our expedition leader Aaron Byrne, an expedition leader on numerous expeditions for Earth’s Edge. Aaron has 20 years experience on mountains all over the world. Here Aaron lists out some of the best Wicklow training hikes to get you in top shape for your expedition!   Planning your training hikes So, you’re planning a trekking

Elbrus – July 2017 Trip Report

Written by our expedition leader Alex Kay, who led on our Elbrus Climb in July 2017. A successful expedition is one that leaves you with life-long memories of fantastic times and endless laughter. No matter what the outcome is on the mountain, these are the moments that you will remember forever – the hilarity of teammates’ noises when

Expedition photography

Photography On The Move

Written by Brendan Hynes, who travelled on our Kilimanjaro Climb in September 2016. In this article, he gives some amazing tips for expedition photography! Last October I returned from a fantastic expedition to Tanzania climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and going on safari. Travelling with Earth’s Edge was such an adventure with a super all-inclusive package deal. You

Kilimanjaro – February 2017 Trip Report

Written by our expedition leader Ann Fitzpatrick, who led our Kilimanjaro Climb in February 2017. I knew our Kilimanjaro trip had been a success when I walked back into the bar of the restaurant to find all the gang sitting interlocked on the floor swaying to “Rock the Boat”, followed by the conga around the room. 15

Jam & Rosie’s Patagonia Adventure

Lastminute.com, we found out Rosie had to delay her departure to Patagonia which meant I was going to spend the first few days trekking in Patagonia by myself. Although I love my wife dearly, this was great news as it meant I was going to get to spend some time trekking solo which is always

Stok Kangri Trek Trip Report

This trip report was written by one of our trekkers Olive Kelly of her adventures on our Stok Kangri trek in August 2016. I gave myself the weekend to think about it and make a decision. I always thought I would go to India for Yoga. Now I was thinking of going to climb a 6,153m mountain. My natural habitat

Jam & Johnjoe on Walking Boots

About Jam & Johnjoe; James McManus (aka Jam) owns and runs Earth’s Edge. He has over 20 years’ experience and leads at least five expeditions to altitude each year. Johnjoe is his dog. * scroll to the bottom of this post to watch Johnjoe’s video! One of the most common questions we get asked is which

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