Into the snow, not.. Fan Fawr (Brecon)

With the recent week of snow on the peaks across the Uk I decided to get away to get amongst the snow, well that was the plan. My goal was to wild camp in the lee of Fan Fawr in Brecon by the ‘pile of stones” at 954216 which sits at the top of the…

Salewa alp trainer mid gtx

I have bought some gear, Whoop! Right now that is out of the way.. On my last trip to Wales I tested my old salomon  boots here: Wales Post TGO trek. If you read that blog you will know my boots have had there day and I have been in search of new light weight GTX boots….

Wales Post TGO trek

Solo Trek in Wales for a kit shake down and a touch of solitude July 03rd saw me dash of for a solo trek in Snowdonia. The agenda was to wild camp, have a work out and shake out some kit. I took no walking poles as I wanted to feel the thighs work on…

TGO Challenge- 2016 – Gear review

This will be a review of  some of the gear I took on the TGO, I hope it is useful to others on the never ending quest for gear… First of all here is my conclusion on kit: My rucksack weight was 18kg at the start of the TGO, this included 6 days food. I only…

TGO Challenge 2016 – Route Summary

Im pleased to announce myself and Stephen Whyman completed the 2016 The Great Outdoors (TGO) challenge in 12 days. Our route was low level and started from Inverie (via Mallaig). It took us over 16 hours to get to our start point of Malliag from Peterborough via the chuffer. Route summary Day 1 – Malliag…

TGO challenge – 2016 in pictures

Boat from Malliag to Inverie – day one and we are off! The Inverie TGO posse is on the rd! Loch Barrisdale – the Knoydart and the fist camp! Loch Poulary – Day 2 Bridge of Oich – Day 3 Highland cattle on route.. Sherramore – Day 4 Crubenbeg House – Day 5 The route to Crubenbeg…