maandag 6 mei 2013

Final preparations

Tomorrow I'll be off to catch the ferry to Newcastle. Nervous ? Yes.
My backache is gone but I haven't carried a rucsac the last two weeks.
One parcel (Glen Nevis YH) has arrived, the other one (Dalwhinnie Bunkhouse) is still lost in space.
Looks like I'm going to have to buy some extra food and batteries and make a huge detour to deliver them myself prior to the Challenge. Thanks to the Royal Snail Mail.

The weather will be cool, wet and windy in the northwest and the Cairngorms are still extensively covered in snow. My route goes over the southern edge of the Cairngorms and the webcams near the Glenshee area (Cairnwell-Cairn Aosda-Glas Maol) don't show much snow. Perhaps I'll be lucky ?

Good luck to all Challengers and a safe crossing !

2 opmerkingen:

Alan Sloman zei

Good luck Theo

Have a safe journey. Royal Mail Snail Mail does get there eventually - There's still a while before you get to Dalwhinnie.

Theo zei

I know Alan but I'm leaving tomorrow and only place to stock up en route will be Fort William and that would mean carrying 6 days extra food for 4 days between Fort Bill and Dalwhinnie. I prefer driving the extra 200km prior to the Challenge.
See you somewhere in Scotland !