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TGO Challenge memories

I’m in that “waiting for my Vetter’s comments” limbo stage of TGO Challenge planning.  Already there are parts of my route I want to tweak – but I shouldn’t really change any of the detail until I know whether my … Continue reading

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TGOC2013 – Day 10 – Sunshine, beer and a bed

I was up and walking before 8 o’clock, partly because I didn’t want to linger for too long on such a visible pitch, and I was glad to get a few miles under my belt before the hottest part of … Continue reading

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TGOC2012 – Day 11 – Tufty Swamp to My Lord’s Throat

Despite having a couple of really good days, this year’s Challenge had really lived up to its name and I was now mentally and physically drained.  The next two and a half days would be mainly road-walking, although I’d planned … Continue reading

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TGOC2012 – Day 9 – Nethy Bridge to Cock Bridge

If you’ve followed my story all the way from Glenelg: Thank You for sticking with me – but don’t worry, this is when things start to pick up. There was something strange going on when I woke up.  Something felt … Continue reading

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TGOC2011 – Day 0 – The journey to Torridon

The day started late on Thursday night with a train from Liverpool to Preston to pick up the sleeper train at Preston. The late-night train was very busy and my rucksack generated a mix of interest, admiration and concern from … Continue reading

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Day 11 Aboyne and beyond

A good day, with about a dozen Challengers enjoying sunshine (yes, sunshine!) as we looked for the quickest route from Ballater to the coast. So many people have changed their plans due to weariness caused by the persistent bad weather. … Continue reading

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