TGO Challenge 2013 - I'm in!

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Re: TGO Challenge 2013 - I'm in!

Postby Onestepmore » Sun 21 Jul, 2013 8:36 pm

that vid makes me want to do it.
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Re: TGO Challenge 2013 - I'm in!

Postby photohiker » Fri 26 Jul, 2013 5:43 pm

Finally, I have finished the first edit of my Challenge Trip Report on my Blog.

TGO Challenge 2013 Trip Report

I'm not particularly trying to get traffic to my blog, but the wordpress interface is a lot easier to use for writing something like this than the forum software (it has a very neat draft mode). If people would rather it was here on the forum, I'll be happy to copy it over in due course.

Proof I made it to the east coast:

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(quite) a few more photos HERE
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Re: TGO Challenge 2013 - I'm in!

Postby gayet » Fri 26 Jul, 2013 7:03 pm

Photos are great. If a bit bleak. But I haven't made it through them all yet - underpowered laptop at present. You chose a really good one for the opener.
BUT I couldn't find the trip report, only the daily updates on new gear for the trip! or the gear list.....

Help?
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Re: TGO Challenge 2013 - I'm in!

Postby photohiker » Fri 26 Jul, 2013 7:07 pm

gayet wrote:BUT I couldn't find the trip report, only the daily updates on new gear for the trip! or the gear list.....

Help?


Try this:

http://bellavist.com/blog/?p=671

Let me know if it works for you, works here... 8)
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Re: TGO Challenge 2013 - I'm in!

Postby gayet » Fri 26 Jul, 2013 7:22 pm

It works.

Thanks, I'll comment later. :-)
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Re: TGO Challenge 2013 - I'm in!

Postby gayet » Fri 26 Jul, 2013 7:47 pm

Great. Are you going to wait another 3 yrs to do it again?
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Re: TGO Challenge 2013 - I'm in!

Postby photohiker » Sun 28 Jul, 2013 6:48 pm

I'd do it again. I've thoroughly enjoyed both crossings.

Thinking about the landscape, the west is far more captivating country for me compared to the eastern area. If I went again, I might choose a (non-TGO Challenge) walk in the west like the Cape Wrath Trail. Maybe do some westerly walking followed by the Challenge, or maybe something different. Only downside is the weather gets wilder and wetter the further west and north you get apparently.

Plenty of places to walk. I'd like to do the Larapinta, and I'd also like to do something in the Arctic circle as well as the local places I routinely walk. Spoilt for choices! :)
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Re: TGO Challenge 2013 - I'm in!

Postby stepbystep » Sun 28 Jul, 2013 7:10 pm

Nice stuff Michael, great photos and a good report. Well done.
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Re: TGO Challenge 2013 - I'm in!

Postby icefest » Mon 29 Jul, 2013 12:20 pm

Looks like a stunning area. Did you find it strange walking and seeing so many signs of other people, or was it a welcome relief?
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Re: TGO Challenge 2013 - I'm in!

Postby photohiker » Mon 29 Jul, 2013 1:49 pm

icefest wrote:Looks like a stunning area. Did you find it strange walking and seeing so many signs of other people, or was it a welcome relief?
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I guess I have gotten used to it. There are sections where there is little obvious sign of people, but if you look around a bit there are always relics from previous occupants: pathways, fence posts, croft ruins, etc. you can certainly stay away from current civilization if you want to, previous civilization is a bit harder to avoid.
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Re: TGO Challenge 2013 - I'm in!

Postby photohiker » Sun 18 Aug, 2013 10:49 pm

And the Gear review is up:

TGO Challenge 2013 Gear Report
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Re: TGO Challenge 2013 - I'm in!

Postby wayno » Mon 19 Aug, 2013 6:01 am

thanks
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Re: TGO Challenge 2013 - I'm in!

Postby wayno » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 5:26 am

Video review 2013 TGO, also part 2

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Re: TGO Challenge 2013 - I'm in!

Postby photohiker » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 2:38 pm

When I first discovered the challenge, Bob was putting out podcasts on the outdoors station. Listening to those gives a great perspective on the walk. Bob didn't do the challenge on my first, but I got to meet him on the 2013 effort. Great to meet him and many of the long term challengers on both trips.

Bob and Rose run Bpl.co.uk which is a handy gear resource with great service. They won a small business award last year. Well done!
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