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26 February 2021
Kilimanjaro Trip with Earth's Edge

How climbing Kilimanjaro at 40 made me fall in love with hiking

Back in 2006, Stephen O’Donoghue made a drunken decision to celebrate his 40th birthday by climbing Kilimanjaro. After that trip, he fell in love with hiking. In 2019, he went to Machu Picchu and Choquequirao on an expedition with James McManus. In the latest episode of our podcast, he and James sit down to discuss their adventure, and the bromance that came from it!

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What it’s like to be a woman in the outdoors industry

We have a fantastic guest on the podcast this week. Barbra Nzvaura worked in the head office of Earth’s Edge from 2014 to 2018. We spoke to her about her time working in Earth’s Edge, the treks that she did, and her experiences as a Black Irish woman in the outdoors industry…

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Mountains and mental health: how trekking can heal the mind

We all know that nature plays a huge part in our mental health. The great outdoors are a wonderful healer, and no one knows that like Robbie O’Raw. Robbie travelled with us to Elbrus in 2019, and he’s the latest guest in our podcast.

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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…

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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.

What it’s like to be an expedition doctor at altitude

As you may know, we send an international expedition doctor on every single one of our trips. Along with our guide, they provide vital care along the way, whether you’re feeling the effects of altitude or suffering with a dodgy tummy. But what is the experience like for the doctors themselves? In the latest episode of our new podcast, James chatted to  Mark Willis to find out what it’s like to be an expedition doctor at altitude.

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Why summiting Mera Peak is the perfect intro to altitude trekking

One of our most challending expeditions is the trek to Mera Peak, the highest trekking peak in Nepal. At 6,476m, it’s one of the highest trekking peaks in the world, and our 23-day trip is a serious feat. Most people start their trekking adventures with peaks like Kilimanjaro or treks to Everest Base Camp. But Rachel Kiernan decided to start with Mera Peak, summiting Mera Peak in 2018 as her first international trek. She told us all about her experience on our new podcast…

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How Stephen Ferris climbed Kilimanjaro

The third episode of our brand new podcast is up, and it’s a cracker! We chat to Stephen Ferris, the Ulster, Ireland and Lions rugby legend. He joined us and climbed Kilimanjaro in January 2019, as part of a fundraising trek to raise money for injured rugby players. He described it as the hardest thing he’s ever done, but the experience has definitely changed him for the better. Here are some of the highlights from both the trip and the podcast…

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Trekking as a solo woman – our chat with the inspirational Debbie Mulhall

If you’re looking for a travel inspiration, we have you covered. In the second episode of our brand new podcast, we talk to Debbie Mulhall, an incredible woman who has been on many of our Earth’s Edge expeditions. She’s trekked to Machu Picchu, Everest Base Camp, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua and Mount Elbrus, among others. If you think that you’re too busy for an expedition, or are nervous about trekking as a solo woman, Debbie’s story will blow any excuse you have out of the water! Here are some of the highlights…

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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