James (Jam) McManus -MD and Governance Guru
Jam grew up in Tipperary and from an early age fell in love with the outdoors. He got his first job as a guide in 1999 and set up Earth’s Edge in 2007. He splits his time between running the business and leading four to five expeditions per year.
Each year he climbs a big mountain in the greater ranges with friends. He is passionate about the importance of going on adventures in a fun, safe and sustainable way. For more about Jam and his journey click here.
Eleanor (Ele) McAree – Operations & Community Warrior
Ele moved home to Ireland in 2017 after 5 years of traveling in Australia and New Zealand. She has a BAHons in Communications and worked in sales and marketing before joining the Earth’s Edge office team.
Passionate about the outdoors and adventure, Ele works in the Operations side of things – ensuring our trips run as smoothly as possible. When not working, Ele loves an adrenaline rush, exploring new places and is happiest when outdoors. She summited Kilimanjaro in 2019 and has Kang Yatse II and Aconcagua in her sights!
Joyce (JB) Bartley – Customer Care Champion
JB is originally from Cork where she studied Psychology in UCC before falling in love with the outdoors. She signed up to climb Kilimanjaro in August 2017 with Earth’s Edge and hasn’t looked back since.
Since joining the company she has undertaken her first adventure race, conquered her first 6,000m peak in the Himalayas (Island Peak) and has completed a Fitness and Personal training program. She’s heading for Machu Picchu next and lining up more challenges along the way!
Arianna Stewart – Environment and Digital Design Diva
Arianna is originally from Donegal but moved to Dublin to study Film at UCD and Trinity.
Arianna found her passion for creating fun and engaging video content. She also enjoys creating digital art and roller skating. Her love for exploring doesn’t stop with her diverse video editing style but extends to her love of adventure and experiencing new places and cultures. She has her sights set on Machu Picchu later this year, with her camera at the ready!
Aislinn Whelan – Marketing and Wellbeing Wizard
Aislinn recently moved home to Wicklow after living in Kerry for 9 years where she studied a BA Hons in TV, Radio & Media at I.T Tralee and then a MSc in Digital Marketing at C.I.T.
Aislinn first signed up to climb Kilimanjaro with us as a client and soon afterwards joined the office team officially. When not working, Aislinn is busy trekking the Wicklow hills with family & friends. She is looking forward to her next big challenges; summiting Kilimanjaro, running her first marathon and completing the Wicklow Way.