Saturday, 21 April 2012

TGO Challenge

With less than three weeks to go, yesterday's post brought the *Final Details*. This comprises twelve pages of information such as missing bridges, Glen Feshie landslips (still there but no new ones), ways you can and can't go through the Balmoral Estate and so much more. Warnings about ticks, statistics (the oldest person crossing this year is 89 and this will be his 18th crossing - amazing) together with a list of everyone who will be taking part. There a few familiar names so it will be good to bump into friends along the way. I must now get resupply parcels organised and map sheets printed. I've already started sorting out gear to take and trying to keep the pack weight down. There's always at least one piece of kit that goes walkabout. This time, it's my Lowe Alpine mountain cap. I shall be very annoyed if I can't find it as it has become one of those *essential* items. It's also fun to dip into the Challenge Message Board to see what the latest chatter is.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Geoff
    Jim is in fact on his 19th Crossing. He's aiming for 20 crossings, when he will be 90 years old.

    A wonderful chap!