The backpacking conundrum – what next?

Entries for The Great Outdoors Challenge (TGOC) 2018 are now open, which reminded me it was around a year a go when I applied for the 2017 event. This gave me a bit of fright, where has the time gone? Ultimately, I withdrew from the TGOC with unpredictable back pain. I was somewhat disappointed with …

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Backpacking in the Beacons!

I was working away in Cardiff for three weeks, coming home for the weekends in between, but we¬†were travelling by car and the thought of two 7-8 hour drives within 48 hours wasn't so¬†appealing. Light bulb moment, I thought it would be great to stay back in Wales and do some hiking in the¬†Brecon Beacons. …

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The TGO Challenge and my route.

After¬†completing the Munros in¬†2014 and naturally progressing to¬†bagging Corbetts, I had¬†my epiphany in October 2015 and decided list ticking was no longer for me. The desire to hill walk was still as strong as ever, but I yearned to spend more nights outdoors. The¬†odd wild camp or bothy night here and there only whetted my …

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