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17 December 2020
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5 Best Adventure Podcasts to listen to

Nothing beats getting stuck into a new podcast. They’re the soundtrack to our lives, whether you listen while you’re cleaning the house, working out or on a walk. If you’re looking for some new ideas, we’ve selected the best adventure podcasts around. While international travel is still off the table, these podcasts will give you all the wanderlust we’ve all been missing… 

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How expedition guide Brian Bateson found his calling

Have you ever wanted to become an expedition guide? Maybe you’re sick of working in an office, and want to find a job that lets you work outside. Or perhaps you simply want to do something you love. We launched our brand new adventure podcast this week, and to kick things off we spoke to one of our amazing expedition guides. Brian Bateson started working for Earth’s Edge in 2016 and is now one of our most experienced guides.

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How hard is it to climb Elbrus?

If you’ve climbed Kilimanjaro or Everest Base Camp and fancy something more challenging, Mount Elbrus is perfect. At 5,642m high, Mount Elbrus is Europe’s highest peak and one of the ‘Seven Summits’. If you’re ready for a challenge, you might be wondering, “How hard is it to climb Elbrus?” There’s no denying it’s a next level expedition. But if you’re up for a next level trek, Elbrus is perfect…

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How hard is the Machu Picchu trek?

Fancy taking on the Inca Trail, but not sure if you’re fit enough? A lot of people are super excited at the thought, but have the niggling question… “Just how hard is the Machu Picchu trek?” There’s no doubt that the trek to Machu Picchu is a challenge. There’s altitude to deal with, big gains and a rough terrain. But if you’re prepared, we believe you’ll be able…

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What’s the accommodation like on Everest Base Camp?

Once you’ve decided to trek to Everest Base Camp, your thoughts will likely lead to where you’ll be sleeping. After all, if you’re hiking all day, a good night’s sleep is important, right? Well, if you’re used to multi-day treks, the accommodation on the Everest Base Camp trail will feel like a real treat. Instead of camping each night, you sleep in traditional tea houses. These Nepalese lodges are found throughout the Himalayan trails. But what can you expect when you rock up each afternoon?

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What to pack for Machu Picchu

The trek along the Inca Trail is one of the best in the world. But when you’re covering different terrains, different weather and different temperatures, you need to make sure that you have all the right gear. If you’re wondering what to pack for Machu Picchu, we have you covered with our clothing kit list…

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When is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?

When it comes to big bucket list trips, Machu Picchu surely features at the top of many a wish list. This ancient sight is one of the wonders of the world, made even better by the journey you take to get there. On our expedition to Machu Picchu you trek for 10 days, visiting first the ancient city of Choquequirao on a trail that takes you off the typical tourist path. The whole trip culminates, of course, with Machu Picchu itself. But as this is such a bucket list trip, you want to make sure you choose the best time to visit Machu Picchu.

Should I go on safari after Kilimanjaro?

Climbing Africa’s tallest mountain is a life-changing experience. But once you’ve made the decision to climb Kilimanjaro, you might start thinking about what to do afterwards. After all, Tanzania is a long old flight from Ireland. It would be a waste to go all that way and not experience the other side of the country. Which is why we offer a one-day safari after Kilimanjaro as an option for our expedition.

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The ultimate Everest Base Camp equipment list

So, you’ve decided to take on the challenge of a lifetime, and trek to Everest Base Camp. But now you’re thinking about the reality behind it… the training, the motivation and, most of all, the packing. What on earth will you need? Will you need high-end trekking equipment? What kit is the most important? Well, panic not. We’ve got you covered, with our ultimate Everest Base Camp equipment list…

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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