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5 February 2021
Aconcagua with Earth's Edge 1

How long does it take to climb Aconcagua?

Are you ready for one of the toughest physical challenges of your life? If so, you’re ready for Aconcagua. The highest mountain in South America, Aconcagua is a beast of epic proportions. If you’ve tackled Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp, and want a new challenge, this is the one for you. But what’s the trek like, and how long does it take to climb Aconcagua? We’ve got all the answers…

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How much it costs to trek to Machu Picchu

While we’ve been confined to our own neighbourhoods for the guts of a year, plenty of us have been dreaming about epic future trips. And Machu Picchu is one of the best in the world. Now that the site is reopen after lockdown (and more alluring than ever) the time to start dreaming is now. If this trip is on your bucket list, you’re probably wondering how much it costs to trek to Machu Picchu. From entrance fees to bus tickets, here’s everything you need to know…

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How to be an expedition guide with Louise Lawrence

We work with an incredible team of expedition guides at Earth’s Edge. But what does it take to become an expedition guide? Louise Lawrence has had an incredible career of adventures, from Nepal to the Alps. She’s led over 25 expeditions for Earth’s Edge, too. If you’ve ever wondered how to be an expedition guide, this episode from our podcast is a must-listen.

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What’s the food like on Kilimanjaro?

Let’s face it – when you’re climbing the world’s highest freestanding mountain, you’re going to be looking forward to meal times. Apart from the snacks that’ll keep you going, good nutrition is so important when it comes to multi-day treks. When you’re trekking for hours every day, you need to keep your energy levels good and high. Which is why what you eat and the food on Kilimanjaro is so important. But if you’re curious about what kinds of things you’ll eat on a Kilimanjaro expedition, read on for more information…

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How long does it take to climb Elbrus?

There are plenty of things in life you don’t want to rush. And climbing Mount Elbrus is one of them. One of the Seven Summits, Elbrus is Europe’s highest peak at 5,642m. The mountain is a beast, and to have the highest chance of a successful summit, you need to take your time. So, how long does it take to climb Elbrus, you ask? Let’s find out…

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How much does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro?

Trekking to the peak of Kilimanjaro is one of the best accomplishments in the world. Stand at the summit, and you’re not only at the top of the tallest mountain in Africa, but the highest freestanding mountain in the world. If that sounds like something you want to tick off your bucket list, you’re probably wondering how much it costs to climb Kilimanjaro. From the entrance fees to porters and guides, we have everything you need to know…

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Can beginners trek to Everest Base Camp?

Mount Everest might be the (literal) high point in any adventurer’s career. But while we might associate Mount Everest with high-octane expeditions and a lot of risk, Everest Base Camp is a different story. While reaching the summit of Mount Everest is a serious feat of physical accomplishment, beginners can trek to Everest Base Camp with (relative) ease. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s an easy trek! If this is an expedition you’re considering, read on to find out more…

Machu Picchu with Earth's Edge 2

Is Machu Picchu open after covid?

As the coronavirus rampaged around the world, one site after another was closed to visitors. One of the world’s most beloved historical sites, Machu Picchu, was closed for nearly 8 months. But last November, Machu Picchu opened after covid had forced its closure. Once again, one of the most sacred spots was open for visitors to trek to and explore. If you’re starting to think of future adventures and know that Machu Picchu is on your bucket list, here’s everything you need to know about visiting Machu Picchu post-lockdown.

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How hard is it to climb Aconcagua?

If you’ve done a few high altitude treks in your time, and are looking for a new challenge, look no further. Aconcagua is one of the most incredible expeditions you could ask for. The highest mountain outside of Asia, Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in both the Western and Southern hemispheres. It’s also one of the ‘Seven Summits’. Not only that, but it’s one of the most beautiful, awe-inspiring settings in the world. If you fancy the challenge, but are worried about how hard it is to climb Aconcagua, fear not! We’ve got all the information you need…

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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…

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