It seems as though there is just over a 100 days or so before the start of the TGO challenge for this year; so I thought, it's time for an update.
The route has been vetted; my vetter did give me a couple of new ideas for camping and a slight change of route which I will probably use.
I'm on the lookout for some new equipment before the challenge and have started acquiring it; The first new bit is a new pair of waterproof trousers.
I usually use a pair of Peter Storm trousers but didn't feel that these would be up to two weeks across Scotland, so have bought a nice pair of Berghaus Paclite
Pants. They only weigh 185 g, pack down really small and are a whole 200g lighter than the Peter Storm's.
These are the most expensive waterproofs I have ever bought but they seem much better than the previous one's I've owned.
They have 3/4 length zips on the legs; so make it much easier to put on over boots, they also so help to vent the legs.