Whiteburn's Wanderings

One man's wanderings backpacking around Scotland plus the odd digression

Tag Archives: TGO Challenge

Not the TGO Challenge

Should I apply for a place on the 2016 Challenge…………or not? Nothing against the Challenge, I’ve enjoyed the 3 crossings I’ve completed & met a lot of nice people along … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

TGO 15 ticked.

Well that’s the TGO Challenge 2015 completed and written up (before the memory banks are erased). My final route pretty much stuck to the ‘Route Sheets’ submitted back in December 2014, … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 16 Comments

TGO 15 route vetted

Finally had the approval of my TGO route (the delay was me getting it in not the vetting process), only a few minor changes to my FWA were necessary. I … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 10 Comments

TGO 2015 – IN!!

The postie dropped the “Welcome to the Challenge……we are delighted to inform you that you have a place on the event” letter today, quite a few names I recognise from … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

TGO Challenge 2014

Well that’s the TGO Challenge 2014 done, dusted and written up. My completed route pretty much stuck to the ‘Route Sheets’ submitted back in November 2013, I did add in … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · 5 Comments

TGO14 Tactics & Kit

The TGO must be rapidly approaching, I got the ‘Final details’ in the mail yesterday, so I thought it was opportune to compile some musing on my tactics, kit and … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

TGO 2014 Vetted!

Had the notification from John Manning this morning: Alan Hardy the Vetter requested….. “no revisions and I have therefore labelled you as “green-for-go” in my records!” Only 23 weeks to … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 7 Comments

TGO Challenge 2014 Planning

Well that’s that bit done, Strathcarron to Stonehaven; 312 km, 8800m ascent. Just pushed the button to send off the Route Sheet to John Manning all there is to do … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

TGO Challenge 2014

The postie brought very welcome news today, I managed to get a place; it makes a welcome change to last year when I was #28 on the standby list and … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

TGO Challenge 2013 Day 5 – 8

Garve Bridge to Newtonmore: 27.6km The day started with ~14km road trudge (not my favourite occupation) down through Laggan to Cluny Castle, at least the sun was shining and again … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

TGO Challenge 2013, Day 1 – 4

Dornie to Coire an Sgairne :  24km Dornie at 08:30 on a rainy Saturday morning was dead!  At least I’d enjoyed a good breakfast and I didn’t have to pack … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

TGOC 2013 Prologue

I’m not a magazine person so the first I first of heard of the TGO Challenge was when I ran into a Challenger in the Fords of Avon refuge in … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · 1 Comment