Category: Blog

12 February 2021
Mera Peak with Earth's Edge

How long does it take to climb Mera Peak?

Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. In fact, this mountainous region of Nepal is home to eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on earth. So it’s a pretty impressive expedition to take on! If you’re thinking about accepting the challenge, you’re probably wondering, “How long does it take to climb Mera Peak?” Well, let us break it down…

Kilimanjaro Expedition with Earth's Edge

Is it safe to climb Kilimanjaro?

When you’re planning a big expedition, safety is probably something that pops up in your mind. Maybe you haven’t trekked a big distance before. Perhaps you’ve never experienced high altitude. Or maybe you’re worried about getting sick. It’s perfectly natural to be concerned about your safety before a big expedition (or really, before any trip). If you’re thinking about your safety, that’s a good thing! It shows you’re sensibly cautious. If you’re thinking about trekking, you might be wondering if it is safe to climb Kilimanjaro. Let us answer your questions…

Everest Base Camp with Earth's Edge 4

How much does it cost to trek to Everest Base Camp?

Now is definitely the time for trip planning. We all need something to look forward to, particularly something far-flung and adventurous. The Earth’s Edge trek to Everest Base Camp is one of our most exciting and popular expeditions. But how much does it cost to trek to Everest Base Camp? Is it expensive? And what are the hidden costs? We break it down for you here…

Wicklow dog Rescue

Earth’s Edge doctor rescues missing dog on Wicklow Mountains

We’re all a little starved of good news right now. So we were thrilled to hear that at the weekend, our very own Ciara Nolan was a part of the most heart-warming tale we’ve heard in a long time, rescuing a missing dog on the Wicklow Mountains…

Kang Yatse with Earth's Edge 6

The best trekking expeditions in the world

Do you want to have an adventure? Would you rather take on a mountain than lie on the beach? Does the thought of a sun and sea holiday leave you cold? Well, a trekking expedition is the perfect trip for you! You’ll spend your days hiking through incredible scenery, seeing the sides of a country few others do. And the feeling you get at the end? There’s no sense of accomplishment like it. But what are the best trekking expeditions in the world? Here are our top recommendations…

K2 Base Camp with Earth's Edge 3

How hard is it to climb to K2 Base Camp?

If you’ve been trekking for a while, you’ve likely heard of the legend of K2. One of the most remote and challenging expeditions around, K2 is the world’s second highest mountain. It’s also considered one of the toughest mountains to climb. But how hard is it to climb to K2 Base Camp? Is it still a challenge? Let us fill you in…

Everest Base Camp with Earth's Edge 1

What are the Seven Summits?

As soon as you’ve climbed your first mountain, you’ll be thinking about the second. Once you’ve felt that sense of accomplishment that comes from standing on a summit, you’ll be chasing that feeling forever more! That’s why so many people have the Seven Summits on their bucket list. But what are the Seven Summits? Let us break it down…

Aconcagua with Earth's Edge 2

How to become an expedition doctor

As you may know, we send an international doctor (and guide) on every one of our expeditions. And we love to hear their stories! Joe Keena has worked on nine of our expeditions, from Kilimanjaro to the Kenya Tri Adventure. He is the latest guest on our brand new adventure podcast. His tale is fascinating, particularly if you’re wondering how to become an expedition doctor. He also tells us all about his past adventures…

Annapurna Base Camp with Earth's Edge 3

How hard is it to climb to Annapurna Base Camp?

Annapurna is one of the world’s most notorious mountains. In fact, it’s one of the world’s most dangerous mountains to climb. But while the mountain itself is incredibly difficult, it’s also one of the most beautiful. So how do you see this incredible mountain range without the treacherous climb? You trek to Annapurna Base Camp! Our expedition passes through some of the most incredible scenery in the world. But how hard is it to climb to Annapurna Base Camp? Let us fill you in…

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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