TGO Challenge 2019 – Day 6

A look back at day six of my first TGO Challenge in 2019 and my favourite section of the whole walk. Another scorcher as we made our way from Stonelairg Wind Farm up Glen Markie in the magnificent Monadhliath Mountains. 19km in total. For those not in the know; “The Great Outdoors Challenge is a uniqueContinue reading “TGO Challenge 2019 – Day 6”

TGO Challenge 2019 – Day 5

A look back at day five of my first TGO Challenge in 2019. A baking hot day and a 22 km climb up into the Glendoe Forest, the Stonelairg Wind Farm and the start of the Monadhliath Mountains.  For those not in the know; “The Great Outdoors Challenge is a unique and very special ScottishContinue reading “TGO Challenge 2019 – Day 5”

TGO Challenge 2019 – Day 4

A look back at day four of my first TGO Challenge in 2019. In comparison to yesterday’s distance ensured we had a relatively short 16 km amble along the Caledonian Canel to Fort Augustus. For those not in the know; “The Great Outdoors Challenge is a unique and very special Scottish institution and in 2019Continue reading “TGO Challenge 2019 – Day 4”

TGO Challenge 2019 – Day 3

Continuing my look back at my first TGO Challenge in 2019. Day 3 and after waking to a beautiful morning on the shores of Loch Cuaich, we ended up walking 38 km to Invergarry when we couldn’t find a suitable spot to wildcamp. For those not in the know; “The Great Outdoors Challenge is aContinue reading “TGO Challenge 2019 – Day 3”

TGO Challenge 2019 – Day 2

Continuing my look back at my first TGO Challenge in 2019 and day 2, walking 24km from Barisdale Bay to the shores of Loch Cuaich. This proved to be a hard day for me as Scotland found itself in a bit of a heatwave. For those not in the know; “The Great Outdoors Challenge isContinue reading “TGO Challenge 2019 – Day 2”

TGO Challenge 2019 – Day 1

A look back at day one of my first TGO Challenge in 2019. After the ferry from Mallaig to Inverie it was a walk of 14.5km to Barisdale Bay. For those not in the know; “The Great Outdoors Challenge is a unique and very special Scottish institution and in 2019 we celebrated the 40th Challenge.Continue reading “TGO Challenge 2019 – Day 1”

The Bibbulmun Track – Dwellingup to Collie

Here we go with the next leg of my Bibbulmun Adventure. a leg where I had to dig deep as the weather exacerbated the loneliness of walking alone. Tuesday, 8th October 2013: Day 12 Exchanged contact details with Sean; we’ll go for a beer in Fremantle, where he lives, when I get back to Perth,Continue reading “The Bibbulmun Track – Dwellingup to Collie”

The Bibbulmun Track – Mt. Cooke to Dwellingup

Continuing my Bibbulmun Adventure and in this third part I am accompanied by Dropbear, heading from Mount Cooke shelter to my first rest day in the town of Dwellingup. Thursday, 3rd October 2013: Day 7 Dropbear and I were up at 5 am and on the trail forty-five minutes later. We took advantage of theContinue reading “The Bibbulmun Track – Mt. Cooke to Dwellingup”

The Bibbulmun Track – Brookton to Mount Cooke

Continuing my journey and after 4 days I’ve settled into the task. Section Two takes me from Brookton shelter to Mount Cooke. Tuesday, 1st October 2013: Day 5 The usual departure at 7:15 am. A long day ahead today, of 27km. To help, I set myself targets, or tick lists, along the route. The formationContinue reading “The Bibbulmun Track – Brookton to Mount Cooke”

The Bibbulmun Track – Kalamunda to Brookton

Greetings from Western Australia! It has taken a while coming, but here is the first posting of my Bibbulmun Track attempt; Section One – Kalamunda to Brookton Shelter. Friday, 27th September 2013: Day 1 I was up and out early; no fanfare, no send off. Kevin, Sue and James were at work, and Cameron wasContinue reading “The Bibbulmun Track – Kalamunda to Brookton”