TGO Challenge 2016

The Great Outdoors (TGO) Challenge 2016

The 18:20 from Glasgow Queens Street to Mallaig halted at Garelochhead because of a fire close to the tracks. I joined the crew and passengers enjoying the sunset. It was a clear evening. Looking at the surrounding mountains I recalled some of the highlights of my previous years. In 2012 walking along Loch Leven in …

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TGO 2015: Lochailort to Stonehaven

The Great Outdoor (TGO) Challenge 2015 – Scotland

In May 2015 I made my third successful TGO crossing, starting at Lochailort and finishing at Stonehaven 13 days  later.  My route, as with previous years, was  low level with no major obstacles, or so I thought at the start! The bar  at Lochailort Inn on the evening before the start was full of old and new …

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End of TGO Challenge 2015

The Great Outdoor (TGO) Challenge 2015 – Scotland. A walk to the Park!

The Great Outdoors Challenge for 2015 takes place between May 08th and May 22nd.  Around 300 backpackers will be hiking from Scotland’s west coast to east coast, through some of the most stunning and testing landscape in Europe. It’s a test of back country skills, navigation and stamina – but Challengers also share wonderful camaraderie …

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William Burton Ushuaia

Ushuaia – Argentina

Ushuaia is the southernmost city in Argentina.  It is also the gateway  for Antarctica. During the summer the dock is very busy with all types of expeditions, both civilian and scientific, setting out to or returning from the Southern continent. It is also the end, or beginning,  of the adventure for many who travel from …

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Bajans on top of Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro – Tanzania

Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world, at 5,895 Meters the 4th highest of the 7 summits, the easiest  of the 7 summits to climb  and the one best known to armchair adventurers. “Free-standing” means it stands alone and is not part of a mountain range.   Kilimanjaro also beats Mount Everest (8,849m) in …

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