It will be my ninth ‘Challenge’, this year with Sue who will be making her fourth crossing of Scotland by foot (and in a boat across Loch Ness).
I booked some luxurious accommodation a couple of weeks ago and have now managed to link the ‘dots’. We go from Dornie > Cannich > Drumnadrochit > Aviemore > Braemar > Tarfside > North Water Bridge > Nether Woodston, so it’s a short and sociable route this time.
Anquet says 324 km (202 miles) with 11,500 metres ascent, but there’s every chance that the ascent will be much less if we avoid some of the high points
we are I am aspiring to (Sue hasn’t been told yet) but will probably avoid.
I know various other bloggers are signed up for this year’s stroll, and Sue and I are looking forward to meeting some of you as well as many old and no doubt new friends, albeit Sue will probably be chatting whilst I bang away at the keyboard… I’ll try to be brief this year; there can’t be too much new to say!
You can click on the above picture to get a bigger version.
Hopefully it will be t-shirt weather again, as it was on much of last year’s Challenge. Here’s a random picture from Day 2 – ascending Sgurr Mhurlagain on a sunny afternoon.
I must get round to doing something with last year’s TGOC pictures!