From rugby field to the roof of Africa - with Stephen Ferris
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11M ago
You might have heard the name Stephen Ferris, even if you’re not a rugby follower. Stephen played for Ulster and represented Ireland internationally on the field, and is a living legend in the sport. In 2018, Stephen climbed Kilimanjaro with Earth’s Edge to raise money for injured rugby players. Since then he’s developed a huge passion for the outdoors. We talk about his climb with us, how he trains for a trip and what he’s planning on doing next.  Each month we are giving one of our listeners a summit jacket worth €150. To be in the running, all you have to do is sign up to our mailing ..read more
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Finding your Passion - with Kirsty Cully
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by Earth's Edge
1y ago
This week I chat to Kirsty Cully who climbed Kilimanjaro with us back in 2017.  I wanted to share her story as she is a great example of someone who has used mountains to help her find meaning and happiness in her life.   We chat about the porters on Kilimanjaro, learning to handstand, coaching and what is so special about going on adventures.    Each month we are giving one of our listeners a summit jacket worth €150. To be in the running, all you have to do is sign up to our mailing list at www.earths-edge.com/podcast. For more information about Earth’s Edge and the ..read more
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A Special Bond - with George McManus
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by Earth's Edge
1y ago
This week is the second part of my interview with my dad, George.  We share lots of  funny stories from expeditions, including our toughest trip together the Ladakh Tri-Adventure, him going missing in Malawi and also breaking company policy in Morocco.   He also tells me what is so special about going on Adventures shares tips on expedition medicine! I hope you guys enjoy!  Each month we are giving one of our listeners a summit jacket worth €150. To be in the running, all you have to do is sign up to our mailing list at www.earths-edge.com/podcast. For more information ..read more
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Season One Wrap-up
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by Earth's Edge
1y ago
Hey friends, thanks so much for tuning in to the first season of the Earth's Edge podcast. I've had an absolute blast chatting with the awesome people I've been lucky enough to meet and share a love for the outdoors with.  This is also a very special announcement to let you guys know that we are now a certified B Corporation, which is something we've been working on for a while here at Earth's Edge. What's a B Corporation you ask? Don't worry, I'll explain over the coming weeks.  We'll be back next week with a full-length interview and Episode 1 of Season 2, where I talk to Earth's ..read more
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On finding your calling - with Brian Bateson
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by Earth's Edge
1y ago
This week I had a chat with Brian Bateson, who started working with Earth’s Edge in 2016 and is now one of our most experienced guides.  We talk about Brian’s journey to finding his love of the outdoors, some of his best (and worst) moments on the mountain, and how his life has changed since he started working full-time in the outdoor industry. Each month we are giving one of our listeners a summit jacket worth €150. To be in the running, all you have to do is sign up to our mailing list at www.earths-edge.com/podcast. For more information about Earth’s Edge and the experiences we offer ..read more
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Big Mountain Experience - with Aaron Byrne
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by Earth's Edge
1y ago
This week I chat to a good friend and Earth’s Edge Expedition Leader Aaron Byrne.   Aaron has led over 20 expeditions for Earth’s Edge and also has a lot of big mountain experience from mountains like Denali, Peak Lenin and Khan Tengri. I wanted to get Aaron on the podcast to share some of his big mountain experiences for those of you considering climbing bigger mountains.   We also chat about Kilimanjaro and he gives his top tips for anyone considering their first mountain!  Each month we are giving one of our listeners a summit jacket worth €150. To be in the running ..read more
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A massive first climb - with Rachel Kiernan
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by Earth's Edge
1y ago
With little to no mountain experience at all, Rachel set herself a goal of summiting Mera Peak (6, 476m) in 2018 and did exactly that. From there, she has never looked back. In this episode, Rachel talks about her growing love of the outdoors and how she is now a member of Mountain Rescue and training to be a mountain leader! If you are inspired to become a mountain leader yourself or brush up on your mountain skills, then contact Brian Bateson at Climb It or John Healy at Simply Mountains. Each month we are giving one of our listeners a summit jacket worth €150. To be in the running, all you ..read more
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Mountains mending Mental Health - with Robbie O’Raw
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by Earth's Edge
1y ago
This week I chatted to Robbie O’Raw who got sick while climbing Mount Elbrus in 2019 and unfortunately didn’t make the summit. Before he had boarded the flight back to Ireland from Russia he had already signed up to go back to Mount Elbrus this year! We also talk about the ending of a bad relationship being the catalyst for him finding the outdoors and restoring his mental health. Each month we are giving one of our listeners a summit jacket worth €150. To be in the running, all you have to do is sign up to our mailing list at www.earths-edge.com/podcast. For more information about Earth’s E ..read more
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Season Two Review!
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by Earth's Edge
1y ago
With restrictions being lifted allowing us to travel anywhere within our counties myself and the team have decided to take a break from the podcast. I’m planning on spending a lot more time in the hills over the next few weeks and months and I hope you are going to dust off your boots and get back there too! I really loved making the podcast and I plan on coming back with another season later in the year!  Don’t forget this month we are giving one of our listeners a summit jacket worth €150. To be in the running, all you have to do is sign up to our mailing list at www.earths-edge.com/pod ..read more
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Being a mother, business owner and mountaineer - with Debbie Mulhall
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by Earth's Edge
1y ago
If you think you’re too busy to go on your dream trip because of work or family commitments, you have to hear Debbie’s story. Not letting the commitments of motherhood or running her business stop her, Debbie has completed Machu Picchu, Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp, Aconcagua, Stok Kangri and Mount Elbrus.  Debbie tells us about her experiences as a woman on a trip, her favourite moments on the mountain, and where she’s planning to go next. Each month we are giving one of our listeners a summit jacket worth €150. To be in the running, all you have to do is sign up to our mailing list a ..read more
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