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TGO Challenge

The TGO Challenge
The TGO Challenge is an annual self-supported hiking event across the Highlands of Scotland, west coast to east coast. It started in 1980 and was the brainchild of the well-known UK writer and mountaineer, Hamish Brown. The Challenge is held every May and is sponsored by TGO, the UK equivalent of Backpacker Magazine in the US before they watered down the adventure and became a glorified travel magazine.

TGO Challenge Overview

Trip Journals

Peculiarities of Scottish Hiking and Backpacking

Recommended Planning References

Recommended Maps and Planning Software

Scotland Hiking Resources

Scotland Weather

  • Mountain Weather Information Service
  • Met Office
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About the author

Philip Werner has hiked and backpacked over 8500 miles in the United States and the UK and written over 3000 articles as the founder of, noted for its backpacking gear reviews and hiking FAQs. A devotee of New Hampshire and Maine hiking and backpacking, Philip has hiked all 650+ trails in the White Mountains twice and has completed 10 rounds of the 48 peaks on the White Mountains 4000 footer list with over 540 summits in all four seasons. He is also the author of Backpacking the White Mountain 4000 Footers, a free online guidebook of the best backpacking trips in the White Mountains in New Hampshire and Maine. He lives in New Hampshire. Click here to subscribe to the SectionHiker newsletter.

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