Thanks to Our Kid my health is definitely on the up. With that in mind, I planned a route for this year’s TGO Challenge that would be… challenging. The last few years were almighty struggles, as I had been saddled with an ever worsening red blood count and at the end of each day’s walking I had been completely and utterly exhausted. (And not just at the end of each day, I might add.)
Now, I’ve no plans to go totally barmy this year, but I thought it would be good to stretch myself a little, just to see how things go. That’s why we’re hauling our sorry arses over nine Munros and three Corbetts. None of these are particularly arduous; I’ve chosen some “easy” ones, if there are such things as easy ones when you’re lugging your backpacking kit up them for fourteen days cum rain or shine. If this year’s walk goes well, I can plan a really adventurous route for 2015, which will be my official twentieth TGO Challenge. I really fancy that.
With the help of the good people at RouteBuddy I now have some 1:250k mapping to go with my 1:50k maps of Great Britain. This makes displaying multi-day routes a lot easier. I’ve posted below the route in full, and I’ve also split it down into the three natural sections that the walk breaks down to:
The Full Route.
West Coast to the Great Glen.
Great Glen to Braemar.
Braemar to the East Coast.
Because I’m a good bloke, you should be able to click on each map to make them considerably larger. That way you won’t have to strain. I’m all heart. My shiny munificence is wasted here.
TGO CHALLENGE 2014 COMPLETE ROUTE OVERVIEW @ 1:250k
TGO CHALLENGE 2014: DAYS 1 - 4 OVERVIEW. MALLAIG – FT AUGUSTUS
TGO CHALLENGE 2014: DAYS 4 - 9 OVERVIEW. Ft AUGUSTUS – BRAEMAR
TGO CHALLENGE 2014: DAYS 9 - 14 OVERVIEW. BRAEMAR – LUNAN BAY CAFE
Our Kid: That’s my brother’s kidney, that I’m carrying about with me these days.