TGOC 2016


This is the index page for my 10th TGO Challenge; a crossing of Scotland from Oban to Ethie Haven.  The index should always be visible at the top of the page, so you can easily find it.  I blogged during the crossing and there’s a link to all of those blog posts below.  I’ve also written up some more detailed tales of my adventures.  These are listed at the bottom of the page

My photos are here: Judith’s TGOC 2016 photo gallery

In February, 3 months before the TGO Challenge, I wrote a few thoughts about what I had planned:- TGOC 2016 – My plans

During the crossing I published the following…..

TGOC16 – Day 0 – Home to Oban
TGOC16 – Day 1 – Oban to Gleann Salach
TGOC16 – Day 2 – Around some very big hills
TGOC16 – Day 3 – Glen Etive to Kings House
TGOC16 – Days 4 & 5 – Rannoch & Loch Ericht
TGOC16 – Day 6 – Loch Ericht to Loch Errochty
TGOC16 – Days 7 & 8 – Struan, Killiecrankie and Ben Vrackie
TGOC16 – Day 9 – Kirkmichael
TGOC16 – Day 10 – Kirkton of Glenisla and Nether Craig
TGOC16 – Day 11 – Kirriemuir
TGOC16 – Day 12 – Lunanhead and Friockheim
TGOC16 – Day 13 – The End – Ethie Haven

I also tweeted occasionally during my crossing and you can find my pearls of wisdom (or otherwise) here @aroundthehills

TGOC2016 – A quick reflection – A few thoughts after the event

Six months later I found some Tuits (round ones) and wrote up the full story:

TGOC2016 Revisited – Day 0 – Home to Oban
TGOC2016 Revisited – Day 1 – Oban to Blarcreen
TGOC2016 Revisited – Day 2 – Blarcreen to near Glenetive Forest
TGOC2016 Revisited – Day 3 – To Kings House Hotel
TGOC2016 Revisited – Day 4 – Kings House to Loch Ericht via a Tearoom
TGOC2016 Revisited – Day 5 – Allt Eigheach to Loch Ericht via Rannoch Forest
TGOC2016 Revisited – Day 6 – Loch Ericht to Loch Errochty. Just head East.
TGOC2016 Revisited – Day 7 – Loch Errochty to Struan (and a shopping emporium).
TGOC2016 Revisited – Day 8 – Fleeing from a lamb on the way to Killiecrankie and Ben Vrackie
TGOC2016 Revisited – Day 9 – A thin lunch at Kirkmichael followed by thick soup in Coire a Bhaile
TGOC2016 Revisited – Day 10 – A feast at Kirkton of Glenisla and a thigh-deep swamp
TGOC2016 Revisited – Day 11 – Two breakfasts and lunch with Peter Pan
TGOC2016 Revisited – Day 12 – Chips and company in Friockheim
TGOC2016 Revisited – Day 13 – The End – Ethie Haven



4 Responses to TGOC 2016

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  2. Hi Judith. I have just subscribed to your blog – brilliant! I love your writing style. I am planning routes for my first TGO (assuming I get in that is) for 2018. I am commited to another event in May 2017 and had left it too late to enter the 2017 challenge anyway. I read the kit list you posted on your 2014 TGOC blog and wondered if you were in a position to post the 2016 one (I can supply an email address if required). The kit list posted as part of a piece on my blog (Lighterhiker) is very out of date now as my gear quality and requirements have changed with experience – producing an average 3-day weight of between 6-7 kilos. However, I was interested in the similarities (with the exception of the Shewee of course). Also, I plan to take my new Laser Comp 1 and wondered if you bothered with the inner or just used it as a tarp.


    • Judith says:

      Hiya and thanks for reading. I didn’t compile a 2016 kit list and won’t be compiling one retrospectively – partly due to lack of free time and partly because it’s no longer relevant. Most kit will have been the same as 2014. I did also take a light raincape (can’t remember brand) which wasn’t much use. I always use the inner with my Laser Comp (and my Akto). I don’t like bugs and slugs!


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