kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro at night

Why climb Kilimanjaro at night?

You’ve heard the stories of the hell of summit night on Kilimanjaro. The lack of sleep, the hiking in the dark, and the 1000 metre elevation gain all sound like reasons not to do it. So why don’t we take a full night’s sleep and get up at our usual time? We would be well

Training for Kilimanjaro

Training for Kilimanjaro – How to prepare.

Training for Kilimanjaro – Do I need to be an Olympic athlete? Being in shape and training for Kilimanjaro is obviously very important but it’s not the only factor to think about. A better question to ask is how prepared are you to climb the tallest mountain in Africa? There is more than one element you need

Lakpa’s Kilimanjaro Adventure

In August 2018 Lakpa Pinasa Sherpa joined us on one of our Kilimanjaro Adventures! Lakpa has been working with Earth’s Edge since 2012, trekking with us to Everest Base Camp over 15 times. Lakpa has worked on over 15 Earth’s Edge expeditions since 2012. Lakpa won our guide exchange programme in 2017 which is part of

Training Photo

The art of walking slowly

Written by Mike Jones, a guide who has led many successful trips with Earth’s Edge. There are many secrets or tips to successfully reaching a high altitude goal such as standing atop of Africa or trekking through the Himalayas to view the mighty Mount Everest.  These include staying hydrated, fuelling your body and getting plenty of rest along the journey.  And

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

Equipment to tackle Kilimanjaro & Everest Base Camp

This article looks at some of the essential trekking equipment and items to have on two of our most popular treks – Everest Base Camp and Kilimanjaro. Written by one of our expedition leaders – Mary Gunning.   Trekking equipment for Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp So you’ve booked the trip of a lifetime to

Lion Kilimanjaro safari

Kilimanjaro Safari Giveaway – 10 Year Birthday

  EARTH’S EDGE ARE 10 THIS YEAR! To celebrate this amazing milestone we are giving away a free one-day safari worth €300 with all new Kilimanjaro bookings from the 28th of November until the 4th of December 2017.  To book onto a Kilimanjaro expedition, simply click on the following link and go to the “Book Now” section and follow

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 porters

Gear Collection for Kilimanjaro Porters

If you’ve ever been to the roof of Africa, you know just how incredible the Kilimanjaro porters are. You also may have noticed that many of them don’t have the best gear for taking on high altitude. We have been working with the Kilimanjaro Porter Assistance Programme since 2015 and one of the many things they do is

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Trekking

Alan Kenny is a co-owner of Fitness4Life Ireland, an online training and nutrition company for women. He travelled with us to Kilimanjaro in 2015 and recently returned from bringing a team of clients to Everest Base Camp in May 2017. A couple of hundred metres below the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, trying to take in

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 & 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

‘Where is Kilimanjaro?’ – Trip Report October 2016

Written by our trip leader Alex Kay, who lead our Kilimanjaro trek from October 3rd – 14th, 2016.  I felt excited in the knowledge that I would soon be guiding once again on the highest mountain in Africa, with what would soon turn out to be one of my favourite groups that I have worked with to

Kilimanjaro Sept 3rd 2016 Trip Report

Written by our trip leader Louise Lawrence, who lead our Kilimanjaro climb from September 3rd to 14th, 2016.  I wake to the sound of my alarm going off at 4.30am, grumpiness turns to excitement as my brain wakes up and I realise I’m off to Africa and the great Kilimanjaro. I arrive half an hour early at

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