Cheers SiLooks like that's gonna be the trip of a lifetime, green with envy but sincerely wishing you all the best, as per everyone else can't wait for the pics and blog.
Thanks Karlbest of luck looks like a good challenge enjoy.
Cheers Bob and thanks for the info, we'll only be checking out at the Kintail Lodge on the Friday morning so I'll save my beer tokens until we get to Fort Augustus.Looks like it'll be an experience. I may give it a go in 2013. I'd like to be fit enough to do it via the peaks rather than the valleys which is why I've started training already. My current (un)fitness level allows me to do 15 miles and 1200 metres of ascent per day carrying a 14Kg pack, doing it for almost 2 weeks is whole different kettle of worms. I've done the first half of your day 1 and it is a slog, not difficult just boring.
We should hold a sweepstake on the weight of the kit that you carried but didn't use. I'll start the bidding at 4lbs.
Thanks mate, yeah done lots of training over the last twelve months, just walking and tuning the kit list. I'm not really a weights person though.Ive read about the challenge almost 5 years ago and ive wished to to do it every since. Hopefully ill will be able to participate in the future.
Have you prepared physically in any way? Doing long walks? Lifting weights?
Are you bringing a GPS with the waypoints plotted in as backup or you going map and compass all the way?
I'd bring 2 extra things in my kit...a SAK (incredibly useful) and a phone (for emergencies).
Good of luck...ill be watching this space!
Great info again thanks Bob... < Snip > ...
Have a good one yourself AndyNot long now. eh? My route is extremely similar to yours between Fort Augustus and Tarfside but because I'm starting at Mallaig I'll be a day behind you most of the way. Nice pack weight, I thought I'd done well getting mine down to 12kg or so! It's a huge drop from the kit I was using a year ago though. I might run into you in Montrose, I'll the the knackered looking bloke with the green tent. Good luck with it, let's just hope we get decent weather eh?
It's looking like next week will be similar, hopefully if the predictions are right May should be a decent monthFresh dump of snow on the Campsies, NE of Glasgow.
Great stuff, good luck if you get thereShowed this to my Class, we have been inspired to do it next year !
Cheers Gary, just been formatting SD cards and charging batteries for my parcels, hoping to get lots of piccies........Good luck with your trip Rich, I'm looking forward to a great report when you get back.