Author: Nicola Brady

26 February 2021
Kilimanjaro Trip with Earth's Edge

How climbing Kilimanjaro at 40 made me fall in love with hiking

Back in 2006, Stephen O’Donoghue made a drunken decision to celebrate his 40th birthday by climbing Kilimanjaro. After that trip, he fell in love with hiking. In 2019, he went to Machu Picchu and Choquequirao on an expedition with James McManus. In the latest episode of our podcast, he and James sit down to discuss their adventure, and the bromance that came from it!

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How long does it take to trek to Everest Base Camp?

If you’ve always dreamed of joining an expedition to Everest Base Camp, you’ve probably dreamt of the days of trekking and exploring that led to that final goal. But with all the different routes and acclimatisation time, how long does it take to trek to Everest Base Camp, all in all? We’ve got all the info you need…

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Is it safe to climb Everest Base Camp?

Safety should always be your primary concern when planning any kind of mountain trek. It should be the number one element you consider when making any choice, whether you’re choosing a company for a far-flung expedition or climbing a mountain ten minutes from home. When you hear the word Everest, you might think of all the horror stories you’ve heard. The mountain itself is one of the world’s most dangerous. But is it safe to climb Everest Base Camp? Here’s everything you want to know…

What Our Clients Say

The Kenya Tri-Adventure is an amazing trip. I have done lots of trekking holidays before but I feel like this trip had the perfect mixture of disciplines. When I look back I don’t know how we fit that much into 11 days. The hike is…

Sarah Jane Rooney, Co. Dublin

Everest Base Camp and Island Peak was my second trip with Earth’s Edge. The team at Earth’s Edge treat everyone with respect and make you feel part of the family rather than simply a paying customer. I have met some wonderful people and shared some…

John Creaven, Co. Dublin

Hands down the most special and amazing trip I have done to date, and coming from a well-seasoned traveler this is saying a lot! Climbing Kilimanjaro had been on my bucket list for quite some time and when I turned 40 this year, I decided…

Adele Woods, Co. Kildare

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