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Who carries my gear on Kilimanjaro?

When you’re packing for a multi-day expedition, you can see just how much stuff you have to bring with you. After all, there’s all your clothing, shoes, layers, sleeping bag and toiletries. And that’s not even counting your equipment for some of the harder treks, when you’ll need crampons, ice picks and plenty of other bits. But how does that stuff follow you up the mountain, or along the trek? Do you have to carry it yourself? If you’re wondering: “Who carries my gear on a trek?” then let us answer your question…

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How to climb Kilimanjaro from Ireland

We all need a bit of adventure in our lives. And that’s especially true now. After two years of lockdowns, restrictions and putting life on pause, now is the time to get out there and take on a challenge. Which is why loads of people are looking towards Kilimanjaro. The highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro is also one of the Seven Summits. Climbing to its summit is one of those challenges that’s the perfect thing to tick off your bucket list. But how do you do it? Well, if you’re wondering how to climb Kilimanjaro from Ireland, here’s all the info you need…

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What is a typical day on the Everest Base Camp trek?

If you’ve never gone on a multi-day expedition before, you may well be curious about how the days pan out. Aside from the actual trekking, what else do you do in the day? When do you have to get up and go to bed? Is there any free time? Well, if you’re curious, we’ve written a piece about a typical day on the Everest Base Camp trek…

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What will I see on the Kang Yatse II climb?

Climbing Kang Yatse II is a serious challenge. This 6,250m peak is the highest trekking peak in the Indian Himalayas and has a challenging summit. Most of the 12 hour summit day is spent on the snow, and you’ll be using ropes for much of the day too. But aside from the summit (and the incredible views from the top), what kind of things can you expect to see on the Kang Yatse II climb? Is there any sightseeing or amazing scenery? Do you get a sense of the Indian culture? Well, let us fill you in…

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How long do I need to train for Kilimanjaro?

When you’re heading out to climb Kilimanjaro, training will probably be right at the front of your thoughts. After all, for most people this will be the toughest physical challenge of their lives. You’ll be trekking for seven days in a row, at an increasing altitude. Then of course, there’s summit day itself, an extremely tough undertaking. So, if you’ve got a training plan in mind but are wondering: “How long do I need to train for Kilimanjaro?” Here are some tips…

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How hard is summit day on Kilimanjaro?

So, you’ve done all of your training. You’ve head out on the hills and gone for long treks a couple of days in a row. And you’ve got all your gear ready to go. You’re ready for the trek of a lifetime! But your mind is wandering, thinking about the toughest bit of the expedition – the summit. But just how hard is summit day on Kilimanjaro? Here’s what you need to know…

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How to get to Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna is one of the world’s most beautiful mountains. At 8,091m, it’s also the tenth highest mountain on the planet. That makes it a serious climb for experienced mountaineers. But if you don’t fancy that, luckily the trek to Annapurna Base Camp is every bit as beautiful. You’ll hike right to the camp used by those about to climb the mountain and be surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. But how exactly do you get there? Here’s our post about how to get to Annapurna Base Camp…

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How to have an adventure in Kenya

Obviously, we all love a trek. After all, that’s what we do! But if you fancy mixing things up, our tri-adventures are perfect. They combine trekking, biking and rafting, which means you get a whole heap of adventure all from one trip! So, if you’re after an adventure in Kenya, read on for all the info you need…

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What to pack for Annapurna Base Camp

A beautiful trek that weaves through some of the most stunning scenery in the Himalayas, the hike to Annapurna Base Camp is one hell of an adventure. With time spent in Pokhara, on forest trails alongside waterfalls and in pretty villages, this trek really highlights the culture of the area. And when we end up at base camp, you’ll be standing among giants. Base Camp is surrounded by unbelievable peaks, and you’ll have plenty of time to breathe it all in. But what do you bring on a 16-day expedition that includes so much? Our guide to what to pack for Annapurna Base Camp has all the info you need…

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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