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Monday, 10 November 2008

TGO Planning #2







I seem to have done it, or, at least some of it.... I've got the outline of a route for TGO 2009, starting at Glenelg to Tomdoun - after some shenanigans) - to Fort Augustus, part of the Corrieyairack, then the beeline of a slightly distressed bee to Newtonmore, Glen Feshie and over the tops to Corrour, then Braemar, Bill and Stan's, Shielin of Mark, Tarfside, Fettercairn, various roads to Johnshaven.
I'll be camping. I wont be staying in Fort Augustus or Braemar, but merely passing through to visit shops and , maybe partake in a sweet sherry and a water biscuit...and a look around the local Womens Institute nudey calendars...
I need to shorten one day and lengthen the one following it, cos things are a bit illogical in the Moanyleeags...
But apart from that, the route seems to work. Its 192 miles long at the moment. I'll be going through it in greater detail and adding up the ascent and stuff like that later. I'm just going to leave it to cook for a few days first in case I get a sinking feeling about it...
I need to add on an introductory couple of days and sort out a training walk - I usually do a training walk in April of about 4 days. last year I went to Shropshire, this year, I'm intent on South Ayrshire and/or Dumfries and Galloway. Ive made some space to do some other backpacking stuff as well... and I'll be at the English gathering at Snake Pass in March.
And thats about that....
More planning Thursday night, but more of that later.
Pics show various aspect of the challenge incuding adminfairy on a bealach, giving directions to a tea room and some hill or other

1 comment:

Martin Rye said...

I am still deciding where to start?. Got the finish. Bits on the way. Just the start. I travel up on the Friday and start on the Saturday. Fun looking at maps. Much more using them. Your route sounds good.