UK – Scotland

International travels, expeditions, hiking and trekking exploits to Scotland.

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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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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Loch Duich Scotland - 2017

A short walk through Knoydart, Kinloch Hourn, River Croe and Glen Affric in Scotland in 2017.

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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