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The Great Outdoors Challenge 2019

The Great Outdoors Challenge 2019

The Great Outdoor Challenge celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2019. It was conceived by Hamish Brown as a self-supported backpacking crossing of Scotland. Roger Smith was the editor of the TGO Magazine and he supported the idea when Hamish approached him. There are no categories or prizes. Everyone gets the same T-shirt, thanks to Berghaus …

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Mendoza and Aconcagua

Mendoza and Aconcagua. Wine and Mountains.

Mendoza in northern Argentina is famous for two things. One is the very good Malbec wine that the region produces.   Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside of the Himalaya region, is in the Parque Provincial Aconcagua.  I choose the hike to Plaza de Mulas which is the base camp for anyone wishing to climb the mountain. …

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Loch Duich Scotland - 2017

A short walk through Knoydart, Kinloch Hourn, River Croe and Glen Affric in Scotland.

When the TGO Magazine published the entry forms for the TGO 2017  I was planning another hike and did not enter. When this was delayed by 6 months I was left with 2 weeks in May free. Scotland is one of my favourite hiking destinations so I  returned for a short walk. The plan was …

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