SCOTLAND WEEKEND CHALLENGE

31 May – 2 June 2019

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Scotland: home to epic sunrises, hillside treks through the mist, whisky campfires and muddy boots. Take on bonnie Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park in our exhilarating Canoe-Run-Trek challenge and return home more pumped up than yer bagpipes.

THE CHALLENGE

DISCIPLINES: Hike/Run, Canoe/Kayak
TOTAL DISTANCE: 23km
ELEVATION GAIN: 1,245m
CAPACITY: 150

CAMP EXPERIENCES

Bushcraft & Survival Skills
Wild Cooking
Whisky Tasting
Outdoor Yoga & More

Dates / Price

31 May – 2 June 2019
From £549pp

Itinerary

Friday

Arrive Glasgow and transfer to Luss
Registration, briefing and lunch
Warm up: 10km hike/run into camp
Afternoon activities
Campfire chilli and bed

Saturday

Breakfast in camp
The IGO Scotland Challenge: hike/run & canoe/kayak
Evening celebrations in camp
Camp overnight

Sunday

Breakfast in camp
Yoga and hike out of camp
Transfers to Glasgow train station & airport

Experiences in Camp

FRIDAY

Afternoon – the Glen Luss 10km hike/run to camp
Evening – bushcraft & survival skills workshop
Wild cooking
Outdoor mindful yoga
‘Burn Bathing’ (washing in nature)
NB: Some activities will be run on a first come, first served basis

SATURDAY

Local acoustic music
Whisky tasting
Wild outdoor cooking
The IGO Feast

Luss

What's included

Included:

  • Return transfers from Glasgow Airport or Glasgow train station
  • 2 nights accommodation in bell tents (based on 4 sharing) including memory foam mattresses
  • Full board. Locally sourced, organic food from Friday lunchtime to Sunday breakfast inclusive
  • Wilderness skills and bushcraft workshop
  • Event-specific training plan
  • Fully signposted & supported route
  • Medical and physio support
  • Timing tracker (Competitors)
  • Walking guide & sweeper as backstop
  • Photography
  • Activities in camp
  • Canoes for Completers in the Challenge
  • Kayaks for Competitors in the Challenge
  • Traditional music & entertainment
  • Celebratory beer at the finish line on Saturday
  • Technical t-shirt and welcome pack
  • Finishers medal and wristband

Not included:

  • Transport to Glasgow Airport or train station
  • Personal equipment inc. sleeping bag and clothing (see kit list for full details)
  • Travel insurance specific to location and disciplines (obligatory)
  • Drinks at camp bar on Saturday night (cash only)
  • IGO Scotland cap - available to purchase at the event

Ticket Prices

Completer
£549per person
  • Go at your own pace, enjoy the scenery
  • A spot in shared 4 person tent
  • Does not include timing chip
Competitor
£569per person
  • Test yourself against the clock
  • A spot in shared 4 person tent
  • Timing chip included
Group of 4
£1,976£494 per person
  • Great for groups, families, friends
  • Share a 4 person tent with your team
  • Does not include timing chip

FAQ

Recommended airport: Glasgow (transfers provided)
Transfer leaves airport at 11:30am (exact location details will be provided nearer the time)
Transfer returns to airport at 12:30pm

Recommended train station: Glasgow main terminal (transfers provided)
Transfer leaves station 12:30pm
Transfer returns to station 12:45pmnnMaking your own way? Meeting point for the event start is The Loch Lomond Arms Hotel in the village of Luss at 12pm.

NB: We encourage you to be as environmentally friendly as possible with your choice of travel. Please note car parking is limited at the event meeting points.

Timings broken down: Luss village is 45 mins by road from Glasgow.

Stage 1: run / hike 4 km to Loch Lomond
Stage 2: 1.2 km kayak / canoe Loch Lomond
Stage 3: 12km hike of Ben LomondnStage 4: 1.2 km kayak / canoe Loch Lomond
Stage 5: run / hike 4km back to camp

NB: All IGO Weekend Challenge routes are designed so that the distance, the elevation gain and the disciplines ensure that the quickest IGOer would finish in around 4 hours and the seasonal hiker pace would finish in around 7- 8 hours.

You don’t need to worry about this – we will give you a lesson before you go out. They are very stable boats and we won’t let you go out if the conditions aren’t suitable.

The tents are comfortable bell tents which provide shelter for sleeping in camp and each one comfortably fits 4 people. Unless you come as a group of 4 and take over one tent, individuals are split up into single-sex tents at random. They are each equipped with a mattress, rug and storm lanterns. The communal areas consist of 2 large tents for food, yoga and other activities or talks weather depending as well as the stand-alone IGO physio and sports massage tent. There will be 1 or more campfires with bales of straw for seats that create the focal point of camp.

There are portable toilets a short walk from the main camp area. We position the location of camp to be as wild as possible which makes it difficult to bring showers into camp but we are always near natural washing facilities eg: A burn, a loch, a lake, a river – you get the idea.

Some reports have led us to believe it is true. You may bring your kilt. Underwear optional!

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