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International travels, expeditions, hiking and trekking exploits overseas.

TGOC 2023

The Great Outdoor Challenge 2023: Mallaig to Portlethen

My TGOC (The Great Outdoor Challenge) 2023 started in Mallaig and ended 14 days later in Portlethen. It was approximately 300Km with a climb of +6,000 meters. A low level and easy route. I plotted an easy route as the memories of the aborted crossing of TGOC 2018 were fresh when I made it. This […]

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Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk

St. Bees to Robin Hood Bay – In the footsteps of Alfred Wainwright

It’s time for another coast to coast walk. In November 2019 the world heard about a virus in China that was causing great concern to some doctors who spoke out. At first little was known as the Chinese Authorities were giving the impression that they had it under control and it was nothing to worry

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The Great Outdoors Challenge 2019

The Great Outdoors (TGO) 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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