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Thursday, July 16, 2009

The 4000ft route.

Mike Daniels tells the story of the first TGO (or, to be wholly accurate, Ultimate) Challenge to successfully incorporate all of the 4000ft mountains. And not in the kindest of weather - those ice axes aren't just for show!

Many thanks to Mike for sharing his experiences of the 1987 challenge, when he made this pioneering crossing with the late Iain Matheson. You'll find it in the TGO Challenge section, but why not go straight to it by clicking here.

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Blogger Alan Sloman said...

Well, Mick.
What can I say?

I am totally in awe of the pair of you. Wonderfully written in a beautiful understated style. Just looking at the maps and working out the days, and carrying the equipment you needed - well - its a fantastaic achievement.

Food for thought,
Thank you

July 17, 2009 at 12:25 AM  
Blogger mike knipe said...

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July 17, 2009 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger mike knipe said...

Sorry - messed up my comment there, so I deleted it. I'll start again....
But what a tough trip, though - I was exhausted by the time you got to the A9.
Great report.
I'm off for a little rest now....

July 17, 2009 at 12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing story. What an achievement getting across and with that weight going over the 4,000'ers.

Thanks for sharing.

July 19, 2009 at 9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! This is truly inspiring stuff. What an utterly fantastic achievement, from the climbing of the 4000 feet peaks to the pushing on to Montrose on the last day, when already exhausted. Thank you very much indeed for writing it up. I loved the photos too, showing the heavy kit you had to carry. Amazing :)

July 20, 2009 at 9:43 AM  

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