Category: Blog

5 March 2021
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How to acclimatise properly on high altitude treks

If you’re heading off on an expedition from Ireland or the UK, you’re probably curious about how you’ll cope at altitude. Altitude sickness is definitely something to take seriously. It can affect anyone, regardless of their level of fitness or health. But the good news is that once you’re prepared, and give yourself enough time to acclimatise, you’re far less likely to be affected. If you’re wondering how to acclimatise properly on high altitude treks, read on for the expert advice from our expedition guide, Johnjoe…

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How long does it take to trek Annapurna Base Camp?

The trek to Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most beautiful expeditions in the world. Weaving through forests, on riverside trails and past epic waterfalls, this trek is a treat for the senses from the get go. But how long does it take to trek Annapurna Base Camp? How many days are you actually hiking for? Here are some of the answers to your questions…

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5 facts about Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest is possibly the most famous mountain in the world. But while we all know about the earth’s highest point, what do we know about Everest Base Camp? Well, thanks to the many expeditions we have run, we know quite a few stats about it. So whether you want to impress your mates or get some talking points for the trail, here are 5 facts about Everest Base Camp…

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How much it costs to trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Whenever we’re planning a big trip, the budget is likely one of the first things we think about. No one needs a nasty surprise late in the game, like hidden costs or unexpected fees. That’s why we’re very upfront about how much our expeditions cost. If you’re wondering how much it costs to trek to Annapurna Base Camp, we’ve got everything you need to know…

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Earth’s Edge is officially a B Corp Company

At Earth’s Edge, we’ve always cared deeply about the planet and how we explore it. We know the impact that non-sustainable travel can have on the world, and we knew from the beginning that’s not how we were going to operate. How can we travel this beautiful earth, connecting with such fantastic people along the way, and not want to do everything we can to keep it as safe as possible? That’s why we decided to become a B Corp. And we’re thrilled to announce that we have been successful. In fact, we’re the highest scoring B Corp business in Ireland.

Kilimanjaro Trip with Earth's Edge

How climbing Kilimanjaro at 40 made me fall in love with hiking

Back in 2006, Stephen O’Donoghue made a drunken decision to celebrate his 40th birthday by climbing Kilimanjaro. After that trip, he fell in love with hiking. In 2019, he went to Machu Picchu and Choquequirao on an expedition with James McManus. In the latest episode of our podcast, he and James sit down to discuss their adventure, and the bromance that came from it!

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How long does it take to trek to Everest Base Camp?

If you’ve always dreamed of joining an expedition to Everest Base Camp, you’ve probably dreamt of the days of trekking and exploring that led to that final goal. But with all the different routes and acclimatisation time, how long does it take to trek to Everest Base Camp, all in all? We’ve got all the info you need…

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Top 10 tips for Machu Picchu

What’s the most important thing to know when planning our trek through the ancient Andes? We’ve compiled a list of our ten top tips for Machu Picchu so you can fully enjoy your experience. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people flock to Peru to visit the spectacular ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu. For Earth’s Edge trekkers, the visit to Machu Picchu consists of nine tough days of hiking. We visit the ancient city of Choquequirao and then on to Machu Picchu, which makes the first sighting of the ruins even more special.

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What it’s like to be a woman in the outdoors industry

We have a fantastic guest on the podcast this week. Barbra Nzvaura worked in the head office of Earth’s Edge from 2014 to 2018. We spoke to her about her time working in Earth’s Edge, the treks that she did, and her experiences as a Black Irish woman in the outdoors industry…

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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