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  1. JJ Mathes
    December 13, 2012

    Philip- do the start and finish locations vary each year? And do we have anything like this in the Eastern U.S.?

    • Earlylite
      December 13, 2012

      JJ. The start locations change very slowly, but as Alan notes there are several to choose from. Grant Sible and Martin Rye will be my hiking partners on this hike. Nothing like it in the US that I know of.

  2. alan.sloman
    December 13, 2012

    Just a tiny correction, Philip – the 2013 event will be the 34th TGO Challenge.

    JJ – There are 12 different start points on the west coast of Scotland and you can finish anywhere you like on the east, between Arbroath and Fraserborough.

    • Earlylite
      December 13, 2012

      Meant 30-something. :-)

  3. Grandpa
    December 13, 2012

    I read through the TGO site and I REALLY want to do this! I’m probably a year or two out from being able to swing it.

    • Earlylite
      December 13, 2012

      The details link below has all of the information for this years event. It really is an experience of a lifetime. Knowing you, you’d have a blast on this hike.This will be my second challenge. I think it’s Alan’s 10th this year. It really is a lot of fun.

      • alan.sloman
        December 13, 2012

        Grandpa – Never believe anyone who says you are too old for the Challenge! This year we have a 90 year old chap on the walk and two lovely Americans, Lou & Phyllis, who are 83 & 81 years old. They have 31 Challenges under their combined belts! This will be my 18th Challenge.
        It gets under your skin, as Philip has found!
        Give it a crack – you’ll love it!

      • Grandpa
        December 13, 2012

        My nephew married a gal from “across the Pond” and she has a family member there who loves to backpack. I’ve got a standing invite to join him. My nephew and his wife will likely join us for a camping trip soon and I’m going to get more info from her. I’d like to plan this with her relative and hopefully try for 2014 or 2015 with him.

  4. Chris
    January 1, 2013

    More interesting data (graphs) regarding TGO and its participants;
    http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/completely-unnecessary-tgo-challenge.html?m=1

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