Home / Tag Archives: TGO Challenge

Tag Archives: TGO Challenge

TGO Challenge Route Plan Highlights – 2013

Derry Cairngorm

Martin Rye, Grant Sible and I have been planning our Scotland coast-to-coast backpacking route for the past month. We’ll be walking together as a team in the 2013 TGO Challenge this May, an annual backpacking event, where 300 hikers hike from the west coast to the east coast of Scotland …

Read More »

Onto a New Challenge!

Western Scotland near Glen Feshie

Big news last week – I got onto the TGO Challenge for May 2013, a coast-to-coast cross-country backpack across Scotland. This is an annual event where 300 hikers cross the country during the same 15-day period using different routes that they’ve defined themselves. About 200 miles in length, this hike …

Read More »

Remembering a Great Journey

I am an emotional dishrag. I gave a talk this week, at the Appalachian Mountain Club in Boston, about my hike across Scotland last year in the TGO Challenge. The talk went great. I had an audience of 60 people and they had to kick us out of the auditorium …

Read More »

TGO Challenge Trip Report – Part 1

The TGO Challenge: More than a Hike Hiking across Scotland in the 2010 TGO Challenge this year was a great adventure and one of those life-list hikes that I’ve always dreamed of taking. But while the scenery is breathtaking, there is a lot more to the Challenge than its physical …

Read More »

Scotland the Brave

Just a quick note to let you know that I successfully finished my 180+ mile TGO Challenge hike across Scotland this morning on the east coast in Montrose. This was a fantastic experience and I am eager to return and do it again. I'll write up a detailed trip report …

Read More »

Challenge Gear List – Spring, 2010

With just 4 weeks to go, I've been very busy this weekend pulling all of my gear and resupply packages together for a 2 week unsupported hike across Scotland in the 2010 TGO Challenge. That includes finalizing my gear list, which I've listed below. At 14.18 lbs, this load is …

Read More »

Vetter Comments on my Challenge Route Plan

Photo Courtesy of Martin Rye Everyone who participates in the TGO Challenge has to submit a route plan that describes the path that they will use to cross from the west coast of Scotland to the east in enough detail that it can be reviewed by Challenge Control. This is …

Read More »