Author Archives: Judith

(Virtual) TGOC 2020 – Day 3 – 2015 A soggy trudge to Tomich

As Covid 19 has put paid to the 2020 TGO Challenge, I am revisiting my previous crossings and celebrating what this marvellous event has brought to my life over the years.  This post looks back at the third day of … Continue reading

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(Virtual) TGOC 2020 – Day 2 – 2012 A very wet Sunday with a FWA – Kinloch Hourn

As Covid 19 has put paid to the 2020 TGO Challenge, I am revisiting my previous crossings and celebrating what this marvellous event has brought to my life over the years.  This post looks back at the second day of … Continue reading

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(Virtual) TGOC 2020 – Day 1 – 2018 My friend the mustelid

As Covid 19 has put paid to the 2020 TGO Challenge, I am revisiting my previous crossings and celebrating what this marvellous event has brought to my life over the years.  This post looks back at the first day of … Continue reading

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(Virtual) TGOC 2020 – Day 0 – 2006 My first crossing

As Covid 19 has put paid to the 2020 TGO Challenge, I am revisiting my previous crossings and celebrating what this marvellous event has brought to my life over the years.  This post looks back at my first TGO Challenge … Continue reading

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(Virtual) TGOC 2020 – My easiest (yet most difficult) crossing yet

Imagine you’re camping in the mountains.  It was quite nice when you’d eaten your pasta and snuggled down in your sleeping bag, but the mist has come down overnight and now you can’t see where you’re going.  You know the … Continue reading

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An unplanned Offa’s Dyke Dip

Most New Years I aim to camp at least once every month in the coming year.  I don’t think I’ve ever managed it.  However, as I’ve camped for one night in November, December and January, I’m going to try to … Continue reading

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A cosy winter camp

Usually I’m looking for ways to make my backpacking rucksack lighter but a December camp, with 16 hours of darkness, calls for comfort.  My comfy mattress, my warmest sleeping bag, loads of food – all packed in my biggest rucksack, … Continue reading

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The TGO Challenge has called me back……..

At the end of August, @TGOChallenge tweeted that the window for entries to TGO Challenge 2020 would open in two weeks time ….. and my heart fell.  I had a total of 6 weeks to decide whether to enter.  Did … Continue reading

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Into the inpenetrable forest – Resourie Bothy

I’m attending an MBA bothy workparty in a couple of weeks.  It’s at Resourie bothy, in Ardgour, and I’m planning to get the train up to Fort William then walk in to the bothy.  The obvious way to approach this … Continue reading

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Leacraithnaich Bothy work party – May 2019 – Part 2: The work party

This is Part 2 of my bothy work party write-up.  This part is about the bothy and the work.  If you want to read about my planning and travel please start with Part 1. I spent the first couple of … Continue reading

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