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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

TGO Challenge 2014: Mallaig to Nether Warburton. Home Page

PHIL & LOCHAN NAM BREAC, KNOYDART

CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE

This post pulls together all the blog posts for my 2014 Challenge, from sending off the application form, sorting out the new shelter, designing our route, to the walk itself.

You can click on each post (it’s in chronological order) and the blog post will open in a new window.

 

PREPARING FOR THE TGO CHALLENGE:

  • We are successful in the draw:                              A route in for vetting
  • The Route Sheet                                                   Route Vetted
  • The maps: A route Overview                                 Route overview
  • A new shelter for the Challenge                            Taming Trinnie Trailstar
  • A post for gear heads                                            Final tweaks & Gear List

THE CHALLENGE BLOG POSTS:

  • Part One                                                               Leaving the city behind.
  • Part Two                                                               When a day goes agley... 
  • Part Three                                                            Consequences
  • Part Four                                                              A walk through Stronelairg
  • Part Five                                                               Let's stick together
  • Part Six                                                                 Callater Nights  
  • Part Seven                                                           The Challenge family 
  • Part Eight                                                             Go East, Young Man

 

I’ve had fun putting this together. I hope you enjoy it too.

NOTE: If you are thinking of applying for the Challenge for the first time and would like to know a little more about it, or have anything you would like to ask, please feel free to get in touch. You can get hold of me by email; You can find my email address on the Challenge Message Board quite easily.

This year I walked with Phil Lambert and Andy Walker and you can find their accounts of the 2014 TGO Challenge by clicking on their names. It’s up to you who’s version you believe!

4 comments:

  1. That photo is brilliant Alan. Its a pity Phil is faffing and not looking yonder or else i think it could win comps. I think its better with a person in the shot because it gives it some scale and he’s just about the right distance away. But what do i know.

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    1. Thanks Alan.
      :-)
      All Phil had to do was stand there. It wasn't asking much of him, really, was it?
      But no.
      *sigh*
      There goes the lucrative calendar deal again...

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    2. To set the record straight, I was attempting Hari Kiri at the time. Unfortunately I had still not located my pocket knife and was compelled to end my misery with the aid of a plastic spork.

      Unsuccessfully as it happens.

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    3. I remember it well, Sir.
      It was just after we had realised that we had not yet done five miles and it was almost five o'clock. Mad'n'Bad had already tried drowning himself. My knee had started the slow and painful process of killing me.

      I wish you had mentioned it at the time. We could have simultaneously thrown each other from a crag. Mad'n'Bad would have suffered a slow and painful death from starvation. His map reading skills would never have extricated him from Knoydart. Condemned to wandering vagrant-like around the Rough Bounds until death released him from his agonies.

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