SCOTLAND WEEKEND CHALLENGE

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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.

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THE CHALLENGE

A hike or run through the hills, with a return kayak across Loch Lomond back to basecamp.

CAMP EXPERIENCES

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

Dates / Price

31 May – 2 June 2019
From £494pp

LOCATION

Luss, Loch Lomond
Scotland

 

Challenge is suitable for Completers and Competitors

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
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

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Yoga

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Local Music

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Whisky Tasting

fitness

Group Training

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Wild Cooking

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Bushcraft / Survival Course

photography

Photography Workshop

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IGO Feast

NB: Some activities will be run on a first come, first served basis

THE CHALLENGE

DISCIPLINES: Hike/Run, Canoe/Kayak

The terrain is a mixture of single track hard roads and well-trodden Rocky Mountain trails. The track on the mountain is narrow in places ensuring your gait stays at a steady rhythm.

If you are a competitor, you will be on your own in a kayak for the Loch crossing. If a completor, you will team up with someone for the crossing back and forward across the Loch.

Total distance: 22464 m
Max elevation: 949 m
Min elevation: 10 m
Total climbing: 1142 m
Total descent: -1143 m
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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

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Press & Articles

Guest Report: Scotland Weekend Challenge May 2019

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