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TGOC2014 – A few last minute gear and food thoughts

Thanks to the 4-day weekend, I managed to squeeze in a 3-day/2-night walk and camp in the Berwyns with the aims of 1) walking a long way with a heavy weight on my back, and 2) trying out a few … Continue reading

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Tales of Herring-Do

Other reports of this trip are listed at the end of this post. We’d planned for a 4 day arduous winter expedition.  We knew that the snow had lain thick on the ground for months and that progress would be … Continue reading

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Changing gear (1)

As this year’s TGO Challenge comes into view [only 13 weeks, apparently] I’m starting to think about whether I need to change any of my gear.  Some changes have been forced on me – my 6 year old Rohan trousers … Continue reading

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Llandegla Forest in Inov-8s and neoprene socks (Gear review)

A 9 mile walk around a very wet Llandegla Forest was the best I could manage for a “Christmas Walk” this year, but the weather was far from Christmassy.  Expecting heavy rain, which arrived by early afternoon, I set off … Continue reading

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TGOC2012 – Day 10 – Cock Bridge to Tufty Swamp via the Forest of Dead Things

At breakfast, I found that there had been two other Challengers staying in the hotel.  They’d been doing a no-camping crossing which, in some ways, appeals to me but I think I’d prefer to keep hotels and hostels as a … Continue reading

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A few thoughts about the gear I used in Kenya

In the months before I left home for Mount Kenya, I had all sorts of thoughts going through my mind regarding clothes, sleeping bags, gadgets and other kit.  Most of my kit would be carried by a porter and I’d … Continue reading

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TGOC2011 – Day 2 – Gleann Fhiodhaig – Loch Monar

What a miserable day.  I delayed packing up my tent for as long as I could but it rained all night and all day with only an occasional let up when the rain turned to drizzle.  I didn’t bother blogging … Continue reading

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