Enter the TGO Challenge

3 Steps to Enter the TGO Challenge

Due to the cancellation of TGOC20 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic all participants have had their place to 2021 or 2022 and will be asked to confirm their choice in Sept/Oct.  It is likely 2021 places for new applicants will be limited as priority for any remaining places will be given to those who were unlucky in the 2020 draw for places.

Please look below to see what skills you need and come back to this page in September 2020 for news about available places.   If we can’t accommodate you in 2021 we hope to see you in 2022!

Step 1: Check your skills

Before entering the TGO Challenge you should have the following skills:

  • Ability to navigate across pathless rugged terrain using map and compass (not solely reliant on GPS)
  • Ability to carry personal and camping equipment and a minimum of 3 days provisions
  • Previous experience of backpacking including “no trace” camping in a wild environment with no facilities
  • Capacity to be self-sufficient in remote areas where help may not be easily accessible.
  • Ability to cope with Scotland’s climate which can commonly include high winds, torrential rain, rivers in spate, snow and occasionally hot sunshine!

If you are uncertain about your skills please contact the coordinators, Sue & Ali, for advice on 01540 673360/673583 or email newtonmorehostel@gmail.com.

Step 2: Read the Entry Notes

Even if you have completed multiple crossings you must read the Entry Notes before you apply. Click here to see them. We try to keep rules to a minimum but you must agree to abide by those we have. You will be asked to confirm you have read and accepted them at the end of Entry Form.

Step 3: Complete the Entry Form

We will be open for entries for any spare places for the 2021 Event from late September/early October 2020 at which point a link to the entry form will be posted on this page.  If the event is oversubscribed a draw for places will take place. The entry fee (which will be confirmed in the Autumn) will be requested once places are confirmed in late October.  Those unsuccessful in the draw and any applications received after the deadline will be excluded from the draw and be placed on a reserve list as sometimes places become available during the payment process.
If this is your first Challenge you will be asked for details of your walking experience which the coordinators will assess. Occasionally we have to ask applicants to gain more experience before participating. If you are part of a group you will be asked for the names of your companions and your group leader. Each team member must complete their own form.

We look forward to hearing from you!