Author: Nicola Brady

3 December 2021
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Inside the Culture: Tanzania

We’ve always had a deep love, respect and understanding of the countries we visit. After all, a trip with Earth’s Edge will really immerse you in the heart of a country. You’ll walk with the local guides and porters, learn all about the people and meet them along the way, too. We believe that this is the best way to experience a new culture. Which is what inspired our new blog series, Inside the Culture: Tanzania! In this, we’re going to look at what makes the countries we visit so special. To kick things off, we’re starting with our beloved Tanzania, home of Kilimanjaro.

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What do I do about my period on Kilimanjaro?

Oh, periods. The bane of womankind all over the world. We’re not going to try and convince you they’re not a gigantic pain (and we mean that literally as well as figuratively) but they’re something we all have to deal with. But while we’re all used to them at home, what happens if you get your period on Kilimanjaro? With a lot of tricky factors at play, this is something all girls have to think about before they set off to Tanzania. Here’s a post that will hopefully alleviate some of your anxieties…

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Trek Everest Base Camp in 2022

Climbing to the foothills of Mount Everest is one of the most magical treks in the world. You’ll trek through the Khumbu Valley, meet the local sherpa people along the way and be surrounded by the most incredible mountain views you could ask for. If you’re thinking about going to trek Everest Base Camp in 2022, now is the time to plan, plot and get excited! This bumper post has all the information you need, so read on for all you need to know…

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Trek Machu Picchu in 2022

There’s nowhere on earth quite like Machu Picchu. And part of what makes it special is how remote it is. Sure, you can get a train or a bus close enough to the park gates, but the real joy comes in a multi-day trek. You go through the beautiful Peruvian Andes, trekking through the luscious peaks before you reach this sacred mountain. And after a closure in 2021, Machu Picchu is open once again for trekkers. If you’re looking to trek Machu Picchu in 2022, here’s all the information you need…

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Climb Kilimanjaro in 2022

Now is the time to start thinking about the epic adventures we want to have next year. And Kilimanjaro is one of the most epic of all! The trek to the roof of Africa, one of the Seven Summits, is one of the greatest adventures you could ask for. If you want to climb Kilimanjaro in 2022, we’ve put together this mammoth post with all the information you could possibly need. We also have all of the 2022 dates of our expeditions, too. If there’s a question you have that isn’t answered below, feel free to get in touch!

How to organise your tent on expeditions

Getting yourself organised is always a good idea when you’re camping. As soon as you pitch the tent, you want to make sure you know where everything is, so you’re not stumbling around in the dark looking for your head torch or cosy hat. Our very own James is definitely an expert in the field, and has some brilliant tips for how to organise your tent on expeditions. If you want all of his insider info, we’ve got it for you!

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Why we send an expedition doctor to Kilimanjaro

When we’re organising an expedition, our number one concern is safety. And that includes the safety of the people on our expeditions, as well as our own team and the porters who work with us. When you’re trekking at high altitude, safety becomes even more important. You might be wondering why we send an expedition doctor to Kilimanjaro… what exactly do they do? Why are they important? Well, this post explains our decision…

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What to put in your daypack for hiking Kilimanjaro

Often, it can be hard enough figuring out what to put in your backpack for a day hike in the Irish mountains. After all, you might have an unexpected rain shower, a chill you weren’t prepared for, or even an urgent need for a bit of chocolate. Who knows what might come in handy?! When you’re packing for a high altitude trek like Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp or Machu Picchu, you need to be a little more prepared as you’re packing in advance. But don’t worry! If you’re wondering about what to put in your daypack for hiking Kilimanjaro, this blog post (and video!) will help you out…

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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…

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