The Outdoors Station

No 389 - TGOC 2015 - Part 1

Episode Summary

Andy and I undertake, once again with recorders in hand, the 2015 TGO Challenge. A 200 mile backpacking event walking from the west coast to the east coast of Scotland organised by The Great Outdoors magazine. Limited to 300 participants, this event is unique, as it isn’t a race or competition, but purely exhists to promote fellowship amongst backpackers who come to join us from all over the world. In this episode you’ll hear Andy arrive at Shiel Bridge where he meets up with Challenge friends new and old, for a wild night before setting out on Friday 8th of May. Rose and I set off the same day from Glenelg. As you’ll hear we are all thrilled and in some way, confused to be enjoying fine weather to equal our high spirits. It isn’t often the TGOC starts this way. This is the first day of the 2015 TGO Challenge.

Episode Notes

Andy and I undertake, once again with recorders in hand, the 2015 TGO Challenge. A 200 mile backpacking event walking from the west coast to the east coast of Scotland organised by The Great Outdoors magazine. Limited to 300 participants, this event is unique, as it isn’t a race or competition, but purely exhists to promote fellowship amongst backpackers who come to join us from all over the world. In this episode you’ll hear Andy arrive at Shiel Bridge where he meets up with Challenge friends new and old, for a wild night before setting out on Friday 8th of May. Rose and I set off the same day from Glenelg. As you’ll hear we are all thrilled and in some way, confused to be enjoying fine weather to equal our high spirits. It isn’t often the TGOC starts this way. This is the first day of the 2015 TGO Challenge.