Tag: kilimanjaro

23 July 2021

Why the Kilimanjaro porters are amazing

At Earth’s Edge, we see first hand the amazing work that porters do on high altitude treks around the world. And that’s also why we work so hard to make sure that porters are treated well and paid fairly for their work. In a throwback to a Kilimanjaro expedition from February 2020, one of our previous clients Dermot McKenna wrote a blog about his trip. Dermot was blown away by the work that Kilimanjaro porters do, and he wrote a little about his experience here…

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A Kilimanjaro Food Diary

If you’re planning a trek to Kilimanjaro, you’re probably curious about what kind of food you’ll be eating along the way. We have a great blog post all about the things you’ll eat on Kilimanjaro, which you can read here. But there’s nothing like a food diary to give you insight into a trip! This trip report from one of our expedition leaders, Brian Bateson, includes his very own Kilimanjaro food diary, so you’ll know exactly what to expect…

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How to pack a duffle bag for Kilimanjaro

When you’re climbing Kilimanjaro, you’ll have your own day bag to carry (with water, snacks, your jacket, camera etc.). But your duffle bag, with your sleeping bag, clothes, toiletries etc., is carried by our amazing porters. It can be tricky to think about how to pack this bag. But our very own James has come up with a brilliant video, telling you exactly how to pack a duffle bag for Kilimanjaro…

The best sleeping bag for Kilimanjaro

Getting a good night’s sleep is super important when you’re climbing Kilimanjaro. It helps you adjust to the altitude, and rest the body so you’re fighting fit for the next day. One of the most important tools to getting a great night’s sleep is picking the right sleeping bag. If you’re wondering what the best sleeping bag for Kilimanjaro is, our very own James has put together his top tips…

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The best hiking boots for Kilimanjaro

If you’re planning an expedition to climb Kilimanjaro, you’ll probably be wondering what kind of kit you need. One of the most important items? A great pair of hiking boots. But what are the best hiking boots for Kilimanjaro? Our MD James McManus has put together some advice for picking out the perfect pair…

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Everything you need to know before you climb Kilimanjaro

If you’re planning an expedition to climb Kilimanjaro (or are just thinking about it) you’ll likely have a lot of questions about what to expect. And that’s not surprising! After all, this is likely one of the most physically demanding treks that a lot of people have ever undertaken. If this is a challenge that you’re up for, we’ve got the answers to all of your questions in our bumper post below…

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Is it safe to climb Kilimanjaro?

When you’re planning a big expedition, safety is probably something that pops up in your mind. Maybe you haven’t trekked a big distance before. Perhaps you’ve never experienced high altitude. Or maybe you’re worried about getting sick. It’s perfectly natural to be concerned about your safety before a big expedition (or really, before any trip). If you’re thinking about your safety, that’s a good thing! It shows you’re sensibly cautious. If you’re thinking about trekking, you might be wondering if it is safe to climb Kilimanjaro. Let us answer your questions…

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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…

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How much does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro?

Trekking to the peak of Kilimanjaro is one of the best accomplishments in the world. Stand at the summit, and you’re not only at the top of the tallest mountain in Africa, but the highest freestanding mountain in the world. If that sounds like something you want to tick off your bucket list, you’re probably wondering how much it costs to climb Kilimanjaro. From the entrance fees to porters and guides, we have everything you need to know…

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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