Category: Blog

28 January 2022
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Can beginners climb Elbrus?

The world is filled with some incredible mountains, just begging to be climbed. And Elbrus is one of the finest. Standing at a height of 5,642m, Mount Elbrus is the highest mountain in Europe and therefore one of the Seven Summits. But can beginners climb Elbrus? Are you better off climbing another mountain first? Just how hard is it? Let’s dive in…

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How do I pee on Kilimanjaro?

If you’re well used to hiking in the Irish hills, you’re probably no stranger to the old Bush Toilet (i.e., squatting behind a tree). But when you’re climbing the highest mountain in Africa, there are a few other elements to take into consideration. For one, the temperatures are a hell of a lot cooler than they are in Wicklow! If you’re wondering how you pee on Kilimanjaro, then we’ve got the post for you…

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What is a tri-adventure?

If you’ve never heard of a tri-adventure before, it might all seem a little confusing. But if you’re someone who loves to mix things up a little and challenge yourself, then a tri-adventure is the perfect expedition for you. But what is a tri-adventure? Let’s find out…

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How to pack a first aid kit for Kilimanjaro

While we send a doctor on every single one of our expeditions, you will also need to pack your own first aid kit. Our doctor will have medications, but you need to have your own everyday kit for personal use, too. But what do you need to bring? What kind of medicine will you need? This post will tell you how to pack a first aid kit for Kilimanjaro, with all the advice you will need. It’s worth pointing out that this is not medical advice – always consult your doctor before travelling to Tanzania.  

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How it feels to do a Tri-Adventure

If you’ve always loved the idea of a multi-activity expedition, you will certainly love our tri-adventures. With two available, in Kenya and Ladakh in India, you’ll be able to trek, cycle and raft all in unbelievable locations. But how hard are they to do? Is it a tough challenge? If you’re wondering how it feels to do a Tri Adventure, we’ve compiled a few snippets from previous trip reports, to give you an idea… 

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Should I go to Rainbow Mountain after Machu Picchu?

At the end of our trek to Machu Picchu, you will have seen some incredible sights. And we don’t just mean Machu Pichu itself. You’ll have seen the breath-taking beauty of the Peruvian Andes, the fascinating Choquequarao and the magical cloud forest, too. But there’s also an option to tag one extra jaunt on to the end of the trip. If you’re wondering, “Should I go to Rainbow Mountain after Machu Picchu?” we’re here to weigh up the options.

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What will I see on the Machu Picchu trek?

We’ve often talked about how our trek to Machu Picchu is a little different to the expeditions led by other companies. Rather than walking the popular Inca Trail, we take a different path, weaving a quieter route through the Peruvian Andes. But if you’re wondering: “What will I see on the Machu Picchu trek?” then here’s a post that will lay it all out for you…

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Safari drive after Kilimanjaro

hen you’re going all the way to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro, it would be a shame not to tag on a safari drive as well. After all, Tanzania is one of the best places in the world for safari. In utterly beautiful locations, you can go and see the Big Five (lions, leopards, black rhinoceros, African elephants and buffalo). But you can also see all of the other wonderful animals native to the region, like giraffes, zebra and antelope. Plus, it’s easier than you might think to sneak in a quick safari before you leave… If you fancy doing a safari drive after Kilimanjaro, here’s all you need to know.

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Avoiding mosquitoes on Kilimanjaro

When you’re heading off on an expedition, there are often a few medical chores to take care of before you go. You might need to get some vaccinations, or pick up some prescriptions. And if you’re heading off to climb Kilimanjaro, you’ll need to get malarial prophylaxis, too. While this is something you need to discuss with either your doctor or the Travel Health Clinic, it might have you wondering about mosquitoes on Kilimanjaro. If you’re wondering about how you can avoid them as much as possible, here’s some advice… 

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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