Category: Blog

5 February 2021
K2 Base Camp with Earth's Edge 3

How hard is it to climb to K2 Base Camp?

If you’ve been trekking for a while, you’ve likely heard of the legend of K2. One of the most remote and challenging expeditions around, K2 is the world’s second highest mountain. It’s also considered one of the toughest mountains to climb. But how hard is it to climb to K2 Base Camp? Is it still a challenge? Let us fill you in…

Everest Base Camp with Earth's Edge 1

What are the Seven Summits?

As soon as you’ve climbed your first mountain, you’ll be thinking about the second. Once you’ve felt that sense of accomplishment that comes from standing on a summit, you’ll be chasing that feeling forever more! That’s why so many people have the Seven Summits on their bucket list. But what are the Seven Summits? Let us break it down…

Aconcagua with Earth's Edge 2

How to become an expedition doctor

As you may know, we send an international doctor (and guide) on every one of our expeditions. And we love to hear their stories! Joe Keena has worked on nine of our expeditions, from Kilimanjaro to the Kenya Tri Adventure. He is the latest guest on our brand new adventure podcast. His tale is fascinating, particularly if you’re wondering how to become an expedition doctor. He also tells us all about his past adventures…

Annapurna Base Camp with Earth's Edge 3

How hard is it to climb to Annapurna Base Camp?

Annapurna is one of the world’s most notorious mountains. In fact, it’s one of the world’s most dangerous mountains to climb. But while the mountain itself is incredibly difficult, it’s also one of the most beautiful. So how do you see this incredible mountain range without the treacherous climb? You trek to Annapurna Base Camp! Our expedition passes through some of the most incredible scenery in the world. But how hard is it to climb to Annapurna Base Camp? Let us fill you in…

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…

Machu Picchu with Earth's Edge 1

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…

Kang Yatse with Earth's Edge 6

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.

Kilimanjaro Expedition with Earth's Edge 5

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…

Elbrus with Earth's Edge 4

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…

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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