Why Us

Why Choose Earth’s Edge:

We are the only company in the world who have an expedition leader and doctor on all expeditions while keeping group sizes sustainably small.

  • A highly experienced expedition leader leads each of our expeditions. This ensures we consistently deliver professionally run expeditions. They will be there to offer you expert advice throughout your trip.
  • An expedition doctor accompanies each expedition to provide industry-leading medical support. Should you fall ill or have an injury they will be there to provide immediate medical care.

Our leaders and doctors allow us to deliver an unrivalled level of safety and service for each and every one of our clients. 

  • We keep group sizes small to minimise our environmental impact and foster a strong group dynamic. Our maximum group size on most expeditions is 16 and our average group size is 13. On more challenging peaks our maximum group size is 12 and our average is 8.

To read more about our safety standards please visit our safety page.

Responsible travel is at the core of what we do at Earth’s Edge and has been since our inception in 2007. As a certified B Corp we are committed to using business as a force for good to support our communities both locally and worldwide as well as create more environmental awareness. Visit our B Corp page to learn more.

We organise a number of environmental programmes and community projects here in Ireland and internationally.

Our projects include;

  • A scholarship to train porters to become guides on Kilimanjaro.
  • Each year we plant 30 native trees in Nepal for each person that has travelled with us in the preceding 12 months.

To read more about our projects and sustainability practises please visit our responsible travel page.

  • We are a 100% Irish-owned small business. Our MD, James McManus, is involved in the daily running of the business and also leads three to five expeditions per year.
  • We are a fully licensed and bonded company. As we are based in Ireland, we are licensed with the Commission of Aviation Regulation in Dublin, our licence number is 0711.
  • Detailed risk assessment and management systems, including evacuation plans, are put in place prior to each expedition. Our team in Dublin provide 24/7 phone support to each expedition.
  • We run training weekends two months prior to each expedition, which includes a full expedition brief, two training hikes and expert advice from an Earth’s Edge expedition leader.
  • We have clear and transparent pricing. What’s included and excluded from your package is made clear prior to booking.
  • All of our office team travel on one expedition per year which means they can answer your questions based on first-hand experience.
  • When you sign up for an Earth’s Edge expedition you are entitled to a discount from our equipment partners at Great Outdoors to ensure you get the best gear for your expedition.
  • We post regular updates of each expedition on our social media so family and friends can monitor your progress.

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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