Sunday, 3 October 2010

TGO Challenge Journal 2010


  1. A great account George. I walked along some of the same paths as you at the start of the challenge and it was nice to see your photos and descriptions, it bought it all back. I'd forgot about the pint in Edzall with Carl and your good self. A well earnt one if I remember rightly.

  2. Anonymous10:09 am

    Good read, George. Thanks for making the effort.

  3. Anonymous9:19 pm

    That's a nice way for a pleb like me to read it; I really enjoyed your vids and am sure the text will be the same.
    Loved the polaroid style pics above, too - really appealing design for me :o)

  4. I really like the PDF fomat - it means you can write everything up, add pictures, diagrams and whatever else you want, in whatever format you want and everyone can access it easily. It's a good idea. TheTGO sounds very good indeed and well done on completing it. Must be nice to meet people you've been conversing with through their blogs! Day 10 sounds like a long old day!

    What did you think of the Caledonian Sleeper? Any pics of the interior of a sleeping cabin? We're thinking of taking one up to a Mountaineering course in the Cairgorms in February so I'd like to get a sense of the space in one.

  5. Thanks for all the comments :-)

    @Maz There isn't a great deal of room in the sleeping cabin but not to bad if sharing with someone you know.

    I do have a picture of the
    Sleeping berth :-)

    I have also used the airline seat to Scotland, cheaper but not as comfortable.

  6. Thanks for the photo - which way does the cabin sit in that photo (is the door to the left of the photo or straight ahead or behind? We'll have a 6 month old baby in there with us so I'm trying to see if we can get a moses basket in there with us...

  7. I'm pretty much standing into the doorway when I took that picture.

    The green pack on the top bunk is Shap's and mine is the blue one on a shelve on the lower bunk. This shelve to the left has a lift up part with a sink beneath it.

    Not sure you could get a moses basket in there as well the berth is really tiny :-(

  8. Thanks for the help - may need to think outside the box on this one...

  9. Thanks for sharing your experiences on the TGO! I really enjoyed reading this.

  10. Great account George.
    Thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Have you applied for next year's Challenge?

  11. wow. what a nice journal.
    thanks for sharing. happy backpack :yeah: