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11 June 2021
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Our Pledge to the Planet

This year has been a big one for sustainability at Earth’s Edge. While we’ve always strived to be as environmentally conscious as we can, earlier this year our efforts were rewarded when we became the highest rated B Corp in Ireland. But that doesn’t mean our work is done! We’re always looking to the future, and for ways to be the best that we can be. Which is why we have some very exciting news…

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Ultimate Guide to K2 Base Camp

One of the most remote treks in the world, the expedition to K2 Base Camp takes you right to the base of the second biggest mountain on the planet. This incredible trip weaves through awe-inspiring scenery, culminating with one of the best views from a base camp, with 10 of the world’s 30 highest peaks all visible on a clear day. If this sounds like your idea of heaven, then our ultimate guide to K2 Base Camp will answer all of your questions…

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The ultimate K2 Base Camp packing list

The trek to K2 Base Camp is a long one – our expedition is 24 days in total. So it’s important to pack smart! It can be overwhelming to think of all the things you’ll need on an expedition. But when you book with Earth’s Edge, we tell you exactly what you need to bring. That way, you won’t forget your socks! Also, when you’re signed up to one of our expeditions, you’re eligible for a loyalty card and a 15% discount with Great Outdoors, up until your departure. We’ll send you an extensive K2 Base Camp packing list when you’re signed up, but if you’re curious, here is a taste of what you’ll need…

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Is it safe to trek K2 Base Camp?

Whenever you start planning an expedition, there should be one thing at the front of your mind – safety. It certainly is at Earth’s Edge. Every decision we make is based on the safety of our clients, team and staff. If you’re thinking of trekking to the base of the second highest mountain in the world, but are wondering if it’s safe to trek to K2 Base Camp, we have the answers below…

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The ultimate guide to Island Peak

Sometimes, trekking to one location just isn’t enough. You get to your destination and you just want to keep on going! Luckily, the trek to Island Peak isn’t just one expedition… it’s two. That’s because you have to hike to Everest Base Camp first, which is one of the most beautiful routes you could ask for. Then, when you’ve trekked through the foothills of the Himalayas, the Khumbu Valley and to the base of Everest, you make your way onwards to Island Peak. Long considered a training peak for mountaineers before they summit Everest, Island Peak is a stunning mountain. And you’ll be well acclimatised before you ascend. If you’re thinking this trek is the one for you, we’ve put together an ultimate guide to Island Peak, so you’ll know exactly what to expect…

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The ultimate Island Peak packing list

Let’s face it – when you’re planning a trip to climb Island Peak, there’s a lot you need to think about. You’re going to be trekking through the Khumbu Valley, right up to Everest Base Camp, and then up one of the most striking mountains around. That’s not a trip we pack for every day! But don’t fret – when you book with us, we send you a comprehensive Island Peak packing list so you know exactly what you need to get. To give you a headstart, here’s a taste of our Island Peak packing list to get you going…

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Is it safe to climb Island Peak?

The trek to Island Peak is a little different to other expeditions. That’s because you get two for the price of one, trekking first to Everest Base Camp. Then, once you’re standing among the foothills of the giants, you carry on and climb the majestic Island Peak. But while this mountain is undoubtedly beautiful, it’s a tough challenge. And with any tough challenge comes a certain amount of risk. If you’re wondering if it’s safe to climb Island Peak, we’ve got a blog post to answer your questions…

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How hard is it to climb Island Peak?

You’ll certainly need some stamina to climb Island Peak. After all, this is an expedition that takes in two destinations! First off, you trek to Everest Base Camp, before making your way to ascend Island Peak. But that means that by the time summit night rolls around, you’ll be well used to your surrounds. If you’re up for the challenge and wondering how hard it is to climb Island Peak, read on for more info…

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Facts about Island Peak

The corner of the world where Island Peak stands is legendary. With almost all of the world’s highest mountains, and a long-running history of mountaineering accomplishments, Island Peak is surrounded by good stories. If you’re heading there on an expedition, or just want to impress your mates with some fun facts about Island Peak, we’ve got some great tidbits for you!

What Our Clients Say

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