How to ease a stiff back & shoulders from sitting. Part One.

If you maintain a posture regularly, your body will get better at holding this position to support what you do. This means that if you are sitting for your job, your body adapts to this need to sit for long periods. However, this can also lead to soreness and stiffness when you then get up from your desk or get out of the car you've been driving. You might sit again on the way home on public transport or in the car and then you sit to eat and as you relax at home. Your body as a consequence is trapped in the same movement pattern everyday.

Altitude Sickness Everest Base Camp

Altitude Sickness Everest Base Camp Everest Base Camp is one of the top treks in the world. The question of Altitude sickness tends to come up on any expedition to Everest Base Camp.  Rightly so - people are curious - Will it happen to me? Will I be ok? There are many things that you’re... Continue Reading →

Machu Picchu Expedition. September 2018.

After multiple flights across the Atlantic we arrive in Cusco to a warm Peruvian welcome and the charming city that is Cusco. It’s my first time for this trek and it’s been in my head for over 20 years - I’m excited and thrilled to be here. Only a few hours later so taken are... Continue Reading →

The importance of layering for Mountain Expeditions.

Preparation is key Before you go on your trip of a life time spend a few moments deciding what’s really important to you. I appreciate the hidden dreams in the recesses of your brain that you’ve been harbouring - secretly or not - for a week- or for years. To ensure you have an amazing... Continue Reading →

An experience instead of stuff……

Don’t just buy stuff to tick a box for Christmas… It’s that time of year again when families across the world prepare for Christmas. Needless to say there will be a lot of stuff bought.  Plastic is one of THE hot topics right now but that will get side lined in the coming weeks. There... Continue Reading →

Everest Base Camp Expedition 2018

I lead an expedition to Everest Base Camp this April & May. I got a good vibe from this group straight away in Dublin Airport when we met.  They all knew each other very well & they’d even met our doc on their training weekend - I was the only “outsider”. They took me into their... Continue Reading →

Equipment to tackle Kilimanjaro & Everest Base Camp

This article looks at some of the essential gear and items to have on two of Earth's Edge most popular treks – Everest Base Camp and Kilimanjaro.  So you’ve booked the trip of a lifetime to Kilimanjaro or Everest Base Camp – now what?  Two things people often worry about are fitness and equipment. Spending... Continue Reading →

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