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23 December 2020
Kilimanjaro Expedition with Earth's Edge

5 facts you didn’t know about Kilimanjaro

It’s one of the most incredible treks that you can take, and one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. But even if you’ve climbed it before, there are still some things about Kilimanjaro that may surprise you. If you’ve been dreaming about Kilimanjaro and planning an expedition, here are some facts to regale your fellow trekkers with along the way!

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How hard is it to trek to Everest Base Camp?

The word Everest has such undeniable gravitas. It’s a place that has such an aura about it, and will sound impressive to almost anyone you mention it to. But what about Everest Base Camp? While we all know that climbing Mount Everest is a monumental challenge, how hard is it to trek to Everest Base Camp, the place where the summit begins?

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The best books about trekking

If you’re looking for last minute Christmas gifts for an outdoorsy friend, or want some reading inspiration for the festive break, we have you covered. While we may not be able to go off on far-flung adventures right now, that doesn’t mean we can’t dream about it! Here are some of the best books about trekking to get you excited for future adventures

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How hard is Summit Day on Elbrus?

The summit day of every trek is always going to be a tricky one. It often means starting off before the sun rise (as is the case with our Kilimanjaro trip) and trekking through the night. But one of the toughest summits around is Mount Elbrus. But just how hard is summit day on Elbrus? We have a trip report for the summit day, so you can read all about it…

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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?

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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