Scotland Weekend Challenge
31 May 2019
From the organiser
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.
Included:Return transfers from Glasgow Airport or Glasgow train station2 nights accommodation in bell tents (based on 4 sharing) including memory foam mattressesFull board. Locally sourced, organic food from Friday lunchtime to Sunday breakfast inclusiveWilderness skills and bushcraft workshopEvent-specific training planFully signposted & supported routeMedical and physio supportTiming tracker (Competitors)Walking guide & sweeper as backstopPhotographyActivities in campCanoes for Completers in the ChallengeKayaks for Competitors in the ChallengeTraditional music & entertainmentCelebratory beer at the finish line on SaturdayTechnical t-shirt and welcome packFinishers medal and wristband
Stage 1: run / hike 4 km to Loch LomondnStage 2: 1.2 km kayak / canoe Loch LomondnStage 3: 12km hike of Ben LomondnStage 4: 1.2 km kayak / canoe Loch LomondnStage 5: run / hike 4km back to camping: 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.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE NEVER BEEN IN A CANOE?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.WHAT DOES CAMP LOOK LIKE?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.WHAT ARE THE SHOWERS AND LOOS LIKE?There are portaloos 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.