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15 January 2021
Aconcagua with Earth's Edge

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.

Kilimanjaro with Earth's Edge

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…

Swahili on Kilimanjaro

How long it takes to climb Kilimanjaro

Climbing Africa’s highest mountain is no mean feat. If you’re thinking about taking on the challenge, you’re probably wondering how long it takes to climb Kilimanjaro. There’s no set, defined way to take on the mountain, and people make different choices, as do expedition companies. But we know the best way to take on the challenge in a manner that’s safe, manageable and, most importantly, gives you the best chance of a successful summit. So, if you’re wondering how long it takes to climb Kilimanjaro, read on…

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Why Mera Peak is the perfect intro to altitude trekking

One of our most challending expeditions is the trek to Mera Peak, the highest trekking peak in Nepal. At 6,476m, it’s one of the highest trekking peaks in the world, and our 23-day trip is a serious feat. Most people start their trekking adventures with peaks like Kilimanjaro or treks to Everest Base Camp. But Rachel Kiernan decided to start with Mera Peak, summiting Mera Peak in 2018 as her first international trek. She told us all about her experience on our new podcast…

What’s the area around Kilimanjaro like?

When you plan an expedition to Kilimanjaro, the trip is all about the climb. All of your planning, your thoughts, your training, all of it is about the mountain. But when you’re going all the way to Tanzania, you want to see a little of the local area as well. so, what’s the area around Kilimanjaro like? Our guide Louise Lawrence wrote a little bit around her trip back in September 2017…

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How Stephen Ferris climbed Kilimanjaro

The third episode of our brand new podcast is up, and it’s a cracker! We chat to Stephen Ferris, the Ulster, Ireland and Lions rugby legend. He joined us and climbed Kilimanjaro in January 2019, as part of a fundraising trek to raise money for injured rugby players. He described it as the hardest thing he’s ever done, but the experience has definitely changed him for the better. Here are some of the highlights from both the trip and the podcast…

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Trekking as a solo woman – our chat with the inspirational Debbie Mulhall

If you’re looking for a travel inspiration, we have you covered. In the second episode of our brand new podcast, we talk to Debbie Mulhall, an incredible woman who has been on many of our Earth’s Edge expeditions. She’s trekked to Machu Picchu, Everest Base Camp, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua and Mount Elbrus, among others. If you think that you’re too busy for an expedition, or are nervous about trekking as a solo woman, Debbie’s story will blow any excuse you have out of the water! Here are some of the highlights…

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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