Martin on the TGO Challenge - photo courtesy of
Sue and Martin's Trips Programme
Useful Links


Travel and Accommodation   Gear

Austrian Alpine Club (UK)
British Airways
CAI (Club Alpino Italiano) Refuges
Cheap Flights
English Country Cottages
Glenshee Resort and Bunkhouse
Lake District Accommodation - and lots more
Keswick - Derwent Cottage
Scottish Independent Hostels
Stilwells Accommodation guide
The Train Line


British Mountaineering Council

Route Planning
AA route planner



Alpenstock - an excellent outdoor retailer in Stockport Anquet Maps - for excellent products and service from Bob and Rose
Ellis Brigham
Field & Trek
Jackson Sports - an efficient internet supplier based in Belfast
Jellyegg for Crocs, including replacement rivets FOC
Natureshop for EMU ugg boots and sheepskin slippers
Needlesports, Keswick
Ordnance Survey
Stanfords - for all the maps you need
Stewardsons Outdoor Clothing - advice on care of gear


Specific Gear
Innov8 Roclite 390 Lightweight boots - look good

Blogs and TGO Challenge   Guides and Destinations

Alan Sloman
Andy Howell - Must be this Way
Cameron McNeish
Chris Townsend
Daryl May - A hike through Britain
George Griffin - London Backpacker
Pam and Paul - Pacific Rambler (their big trip)
Weird Darren's Whitespider 1066 blog - with lots of links to other Outdoors blogs etc

The Outdoors Station - a summary of Outdoors Blogs
The Outdoors Station - a summary of Outdoors Podcasters - Podcasts for TGOC and lots more

TGO Challenge - site and old message board
TGO Challenge - new message board

Doodlecat TGO - Phil Lambert's TGO page including links to various reports and photo galleries


Adventure Peaks
Awesome Travel
Caledonia Hilltreks
Collett's Mountain Holidays
Himalayan Kingdoms
Ibex Trex - Trekking and Touring in Las Alpujarras, Granada, Spain
KE Adventure Travel
New Zealand hiking
Pico Verde - Walking holidays in Northern Spain (and a website to behold)
Plas y Brenin - for outdoors training courses
Ramblers Worldwide Holidays
Rustic Blue - Walking holidays in Andalucia
Trekking in the Alps - Hilary Sharp's effort to make a living from the outdoors
Tuckamor Trips - mainly Canada
US National Parks - Yosemite
Walks in the UK - David Gibbens

Webcam - Cortina d'Ampezzo - and much more


Weather   Technology

Mountain Weather Information Service
Lake District
Peak District
Scotland - Cairngorms
Scotland - Northwest Highlands
Scotland - Southern Uplands
Scotland - Southeastern Highlands
Scotland - West Highlands

BBC Local Weather for Altrincham


Digital Camera Buying Guide

Photography   General Interest - reviews of digital cameras
Colin Prior Photography
Joe Cornish
Michael Fatali

Photobox - Photograph printing and on line albums


Ann Bowker - Mad about Mountains
Kev Reynolds - Author, Photojournalist and Lecturer
Outdoors Magic
TGO Magazine
The Angry Corrie
The Relative Hills of Britain
The ascent of a North Face
Walking in the Pyrenees - a French site