Category: Blog

9 March 2022
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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 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…

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Top Tips: Flying to Kilimanjaro during Covid

At the end of last month, we finally ran our first expedition to Kilimanjaro since the pandemic began! We were thrilled to have a group out there, quickly followed by another a few days later. We’ll be sharing some reports from these two expeditions soon, but first up we have a blog post all about flying to Kilimanjaro during Covid. As you might expect, flying long haul is a little different at the moment. Our expedition leader Fiona has some top tips about how to prepare for the flight from Dublin to Kilimanjaro…

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Kilimanjaro in Pictures

We were so excited for our first trips back to Kilimanjaro after Covid put a halt to expeditions for almost two years. We ended up running two trips just a few days apart, with two groups heading up to the summit in January. And because a photo tells a thousand words, we’ve put together a collection of shots from the trekkers on our trips. If you’re curious about seeing Kilimanjaro in pictures, we’ve got a great selection below!

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Which is harder, Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Base Camp?

If you’re new to the world of high altitude trekking, it can be intimidating to think about a big multi-day trek. After all, if you’re never done an expedition before, you might be a little worried about how hard it is, or if you’ll be able for it. That’s why, when most people do their first expedition, they opt for one of the beginner friendly routes. The treks to both Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal are perfect for beginners. But which is harder, Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Base Camp? This blog post will break down the main differences…

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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