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Scotland in Winter: 5 Minute Mountains

Is work sucking the life out of you today? Well, close your office door, put your headphones on, and set your sights on these fine videos of winter climbing in Scotland produced by TGO magazine. Narrated by Editor-at-Large, Cameron McNeish, these peaks are a fine example of the breathtaking beauty …

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TGO Challenge Gear System Review

Zpacks.com Blast 32 Backpack

Major Gear System Changes I made some pretty big changes to my gear list for The Challenge this year, replacing leather boots with trail runners, swapping in an ultralight cuben fiber backpack, using chlorine dioxide tablets for water purification instead of a filter-based purifier, and carrying some new electronics. All …

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TGO Challenge Trip Report – Part 3

  Descending Muckle Cairn to Glen Lee, Day 11 From the Hills to the Sea After wild camping at Shielin of Mark, I started the last phase of my journey across Scotland, leaving the hills and mountains behind and walking through glen and farmland to the sea. I was sad …

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TGO Challenge Trip Report – Part 2

The Magnificent Trees of Glen Feshie, Day 8 The Cairngorms to Shielin of Mark Looking back on my Challenge crossing this year, the most exciting days for me were the 3 days following my zero day in Kinguissie where I walked down Glen Feshie, past the Linn of Dee, climbing …

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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 …

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