Planning Your First TGO Challenge

Glen Gour

This blog originally started as a diary of the planning and walking of my first TGO Challenge. Well, that was a few years ago now and I’ve since completed five coast to coast crossings of Scotland. If you are new to the Challenge I hope that these articles will provide some practical help!

2017 UPDATE!

I am creating a series of You Tube videos to help first time Challengers with both their planning and their understanding of how the Highlands Works!

The Videos are here :

2016 UPDATE!

By way of celebrating the planning of my tenth TGO challenge I’ve updated some key information. The new articles are listed here:

TGO Challenge Preparation 2017: Introduction

TGO Challenge Preparation 2017: Gear — Shells

TGO Challenge Preparation 2017: Maps, Route Planning & All That!

TGO Challenge Preparation 2017: Layers

TGO Challenge Preparation 2017: Getting There!


Route Planning

New for 2014 I have compiled some pages which detail some of major villages and towns along the routes which might help with your planning. these will be published as produced — the first will be up shortly.

The Mustbethisway Places Guide


TGO Challenge 2014 — the New Laggan Black Hole!

TGO Planning Supplemental

Considering entering for the first time? 
Route Planning – Getting Started
Getting fit for the Challenge?
Carrying Food/Food Drops
 Using the Challenge Notice Board

TGO Challenge Diaries

2012: Torridon to Stonehaven

2011: Archaracle to Stonehaven

2010: Dornie to St.Cyrus

2009: Torridon to St.Cyrus

2007: Strathcarron to St.Cyrus

2006: Mallaig to St.Cyrus