Tag Archives: TGO Challenge

TGOC 2016 – My plans

This year’s TGO Challenge will be my tenth. Having done my first in 2006, I’ve only missed one year and have come off the standby list twice. I’ve had a different start and end point every year, have generally walked … Continue reading

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TGOC2014 – The Last Post

It’s only a few months until the 2015 TGO Challenge and I really should be concentrating on planning this year’s crossing. However, I feel there is still some unfinished business from last year. I published short blog posts on most … Continue reading

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TGO Challenge route planning

A few weeks ago I received the good news that I had been successful in the draw for The Great Outdoors Challenge  in May 2015.  This will be my ninth crossing and, therefore, the ninth route I have planned.  I … Continue reading

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TGOC2014 – Weigh to go!

OK, here’s one for all you gear list voyeurs.  I told myself I wasn’t going to do this but here’s a rough and ready list of what I’m taking on this year’s TGO Challenge and how much it all weighs.  … Continue reading

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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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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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TGOC2012 – Day 7 – Newtonmore to Red Bothy

Of course, it was raining by the time I’d packed up and got ready to leave the hostel in the morning but at least I’d managed to get all my kit and clothing dry and I felt well refreshed and … Continue reading

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TGOC2012 – Day 6 – Glen Banchor to Newtonmore

I woke to find a new sprinkling of snow on the nearby hills, but heavy rain on my tent.  Despite my intention to start early, the rain discouraged me from packing up and I did not start walking until nearly … Continue reading

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TGOC2012 – Days 0 & 1 – Home – Glenelg – Lochan Torr a’ Choit

The trip to Glenelg was quite simple (compared with last year’s journey to Torridon) – a couple of trains to Glasgow then a bus to Shiel Bridge and a lift to Glenelg. I didn’t realise it at the time, but … Continue reading

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TGO Challenge 2012 – A reflection

I’m sitting in the sun updating my blog.  The weather has been sunny and hot for the last week and it’s almost too hard to remember how miserable it was during the first week of this year’s TGO Challenge.  There … Continue reading

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