Category: Blog

21 January 2021

What’s it like to camp on Kilimanjaro?

When you’re hiking up the highest freestanding mountain in the world, it’s a pretty safe bet to say you’ll be looking forward to your bed each evening! And getting a great night’s sleep is absolutely vital when it comes to successfully reaching the summit. But if you’re planning to take on the challenge, you’re probably wondering what it’s like to camp on Kilimanjaro. From the tents to the toilets, we’ve got the answer to any question you might have…

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How it feels to trek to Machu Picchu at 52 years old

t’s easy to come up with a reason not to do something. We can all think of excuses not to go for a walk, or do some yoga, or climb a mountain. But once you’ve read Marian Timmons’ story, you’ll realise there’s nothing holding you back. Marian first found adventure at the age of 52. A stressful job and busy family saw Marian tip the scales at 20 stone. She knew she had to make some serious changes, so she signed up to go to Peru and started training. 9 months later, and 5 stone lighter, she fulfilled a lifelong dream to trek to Machu Picchu.

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How hard is it to climb Mera Peak?

If you’ve already trekked a mountain like Kilimanjaro, or hiked to Machu Picchu, you might be looking for another challenge. One expedition that people often look to after lower level challenges is Mera Peak. At 6,476m, Mera Peak is well known as the highest trekking peak in Nepal. If you’re thinking about taking on the challenge, you’re probably wondering, “How hard is it to climb Mera Peak?” Well, we’ve got the answers to some of your questions…

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The girl’s guide to climbing Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro is one of the greatest experiences you could ever dream of. But doing it as a woman means you sometimes have to be a little more prepared. If you’re up for the adventure of a lifetime, but have a few questions before you set off, we’ve got you covered with our girl’s guide to climbing Kilimanjaro. From surprise periods to the one item you can’t leave home without, we’ve got the answer to all your questions…

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The best snacks to bring on a trekking expedition

Whether you’re climbing Kilimanjaro, making your way to Everest Base Camp or trekking into Machu Picchu, one thing is for sure – you’re going to need some snacks. While our guides and porters provide amazing meals along the way (it’s incredible to see what feasts the cooks can create on a camping stove), you need to keep your energy levels up. The answer? Regular snacks along the way. If you’re wondering what to bring in your pack, here’s our guide to the best snacks to bring on a trekking expedition…

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Trip Report: How it feels to climb Aconcagua

One of our most challenging (and epic) treks is the expedition to climb Aconcagua in Argentina. The highest mountain in both the Western and Southern hemispheres, Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside of Asia. Our 21-day itinerary takes you through some of the most awe-inspiring scenery on the planet. And while it’s not so much a technical mountaineering climb, it’s a tough enough expedition to take on. If you’re intrigued about what it takes to climb Aconcagua, here is a trip report from a 2018 expedition…

What it’s like to be an expedition doctor at altitude

As you may know, we send an international expedition doctor on every single one of our trips. Along with our guide, they provide vital care along the way, whether you’re feeling the effects of altitude or suffering with a dodgy tummy. But what is the experience like for the doctors themselves? In the latest episode of our new podcast, James chatted to  Mark Willis to find out what it’s like to be an expedition doctor at altitude.

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How hard is it to climb Kilimanjaro?

Climbing Africa’s highest mountain is not an easy challenge. But that doesn’t mean you have to be a serious hiker with years of experience under your belt. With the right training, the right guides and the right mind-set, you’ll be well set to reach that summit! If you’re thinking of climbing Kilimanjaro, read on for what you can expect on the sacred African mountain…

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How long does it take to trek to Machu Picchu?

It’s one of the most incredible sights in the world, and on the bucket list of many travellers. And the ancient site of Machu Picchu doesn’t disappoint. But if you’ve flown halfway around the world, you want to choose the best way to approach it. While you can take a train from Cusco, the best way to see Machu Picchu is on foot. But how long does it take to trek to Machu Picchu? Here’s all you need to know…

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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…

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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…

Adele Woods, Co. Kildare

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