Enter the 2023 TGO Challenge

If you are interested in participating in 2023 please take a look at the information below. We will open for entries to TGOC23 on 19th September and close on 23rd October 2023.

3 Steps to Enter the TGO Challenge

Step 1: Check your skills

Before entering the TGO Challenge you should have the following skills:

  • Ability to navigate across pathless rugged terrain using map and compass (not solely reliant on GPS)
  • Ability to carry personal and camping equipment and a minimum of 3 days provisions
  • Previous experience of backpacking including “no trace” camping in a wild environment with no facilities
  • Capacity to be self-sufficient in remote areas where help may not be easily accessible including suitable first aid skills.
  • Ability to cope with Scotland’s climate which can commonly include high winds, torrential rain, rivers in spate, snow and occasionally hot sunshine!

All team members, not just the team leader, must have these skills. If you are uncertain about your skills please contact the coordinators, Sue & Ali, for advice on 07786 628105 / 07769 952085 or email newtonmorehostel@gmail.com.

Step 2: Read the Entry Notes

Even if you have completed multiple crossings you must read  2022 Entry Notes – Terms and Conditions before you apply as some things have changed.  In particular please take not of the withdrawal and cancellation clauses.   We try to keep rules to a minimum but you must agree to abide by those we have. You will be asked to confirm you have read and accepted them at the end of Entry Form.  The 2022 Event Details giving details of how to plan and present your route are also now available. 2023 documents will be posted in early September but will be based on the 2022 versions.

Step 3: Complete the Entry Form

If this is your first Challenge you will be asked for details of your walking experience which the coordinators will assess.  If you have a place deferred from 2020/21 Entry form you still need to provide this information so that the Coordinators do not spend hours amalgamating the information! Occasionally we have to ask new applicants to gain more experience before participating. If you are part of a group you will be asked for the names of your companions and your group leader. Each team member must complete their own form.

Places will be confirmed and starting dates allocated by 7th November 2022 after which payment will be requested.  TGOC23 fees will be confirmed in mid to late August.

When we open for TGOC23 entries in mid September the button above will work again!