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How to cope if you’re sick on Kilimanjaro

Micheál Penston worked in Earth’s Edge headquarters from 2016-2018. Micheál has a fascinating life story, changing careers twice before finding his true passion working as a personal trainer. In the latest episode of our podcast, we chat all about his journey, the tumultuous expedition when he was sick on Kilimanjaro, and his early years in

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What’s it like to camp on Kilimanjaro?

When you’re hiking up the highest freestanding mountain in the world, it’s a pretty safe bet to say you’ll be looking forward to your bed each evening! And getting a great night’s sleep is absolutely vital when it comes to successfully reaching the summit. But if you’re planning to take on the challenge, you’re probably

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The girl’s guide to climbing Kilimanjaro

  Climbing Kilimanjaro is one of the greatest experiences you could ever dream of. But doing it as a woman means you sometimes have to be a little more prepared. If you’re up for the adventure of a lifetime, but have a few questions before you set off, we’ve got you covered with our girl’s guide

How hard is it to climb Kilimanjaro

How hard is it to climb Kilimanjaro?

Climbing Africa’s highest mountain is not an easy challenge. But that doesn’t mean you have to be a serious hiker with years of experience under your belt. With the right training, the right guides and the right mind-set, you’ll be well set to reach that summit! If you’re thinking of climbing Kilimanjaro, read on for

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How long it takes to climb Kilimanjaro

Climbing Africa’s highest mountain is no mean feat. If you’re thinking about taking on the challenge, you’re probably wondering how long it takes to climb Kilimanjaro. There’s no set, defined way to take on the mountain, and people make different choices, as do expedition companies. But we know the best way to take on the

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What’s the area around Kilimanjaro like?

  When you plan an expedition to Kilimanjaro, the trip is all about the climb. All of your planning, your thoughts, your training, all of it is about the mountain. But when you’re going all the way to Tanzania, you want to see a little of the local area as well. so, what’s the area

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5 facts you didn’t know about Kilimanjaro

. It’s one of the most incredible treks that you can take, and one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. But even if you’ve climbed it before, there are still some things about Kilimanjaro that may surprise you. If you’ve been dreaming about Kilimanjaro and planning an expedition, here are some facts to

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Should I go on safari after Kilimanjaro?

Climbing Africa’s tallest mountain is a life-changing experience. But once you’ve made the decision to climb Kilimanjaro, you might start thinking about what to do afterwards. After all, Tanzania is a long old flight from Ireland. It would be a waste to go all that way and not experience the other side of the country.

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5 must-have items for your expedition first aid kit

There’s a reason we send a doctor on every one of our expeditions. Having a medical professional and an expedition first aid kit is hugely important. But while you don’t have to worry about the big things, there are also the tiny bugbears that can throw your day off. Little irritations can become a big

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Finding the perfect Christmas gift for your hiker friend

Christmas Gift Ideas for Hikers We all have a friend who can be tricky to buy for come Christmas time. You know the kind – the regular box of chocolates or bath stuff just doesn’t seem right, and they’d rather be lacing up their boots and going for a hike than sitting around on Christmas

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How to prevent altitude sickness on Kilimanjaro

Trekking up Kilimanjaro is a dream for many people. But climbing the tallest mountain in Africa isn’t a walk in the park. As you work your way up the mountain, and the oxygen gets thinner, altitude sickness can strike. And it doesn’t matter who you are – it can affect anyone, no matter how fit

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How to find the best hiking boots

If you’re heading off on a bucket list expedition, one of the most important things you’ll need is a pair of the absolute best hiking boots. Choose correctly, and these will change your life while you’re trekking up Kilimanjaro or to Everest Base Camp. But choose the wrong pair, and you’ll be cursing your poor

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What to eat when you’re trekking

One of the best parts of a big expedition is all the food that you have to eat along the way. When you’re trekking for eight hours or more every day, you need to make sure you have the energy to keep going. But what are the best foods to eat when you’re trekking? What

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How to train for Kilimanjaro

The climb up Kilimanjaro is one of the most challenging expeditions there is.. but it’s also one of the most rewarding. If you’re thinking of tackling it yourself, you’re probably wondering how best to train for Kilimanjaro. The good news is, you don’t have to have years of mountain climbing experience under your belt in

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What do you need to climb Kilimanjaro?

  So you’ve just booked your trip to Kilimanjaro and now you are wondering what to pack? At Earth’s Edge we have over 13 years experience of leading hiking expeditions to some of the most stunning locations in the world! View our full list of expeditions here. Throughout the years we have fine-tuned the perfect

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