Wednesday, 28 May 2014

2014 TGO Challenge Video - Part 1

With my car being unexpectedly out of action this week my plans for a 3 day trip to the Lakes have had to be put on the hold. As such I've had a bit of time on my hands and have used it to start going through the mountain of footage the three of us shot during the TGO challenge. 

Glen Affric wild camp

I've split the footage in to four sections, the video below is part one and covers Day 0 - Day 4 of our crossing, from Strathcarron to Fort Augustus. 



As yet I've only had a quick look through the photographs taken and will post these when I have time to do a write up to go alongside the videos, for now, I hope you enjoy the video.


Matt

27 comments:

  1. "Bravo" - we want more. Who needs word when you can watch that. Thats just fantastic.

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    1. Thanks Martin, much appreciated, just catching up with comments, part 3 now up and hopefully have the last section up early next week

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  2. Deadly. A mighty piece of video. And with some great jokes . . .

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  3. Nice one sir.
    Love the idea of the video.
    I must get one of the pole doodats and do the same next year..
    Most enjoyable, and the start was many fond and some not so of my 2011 crossing.

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    1. Thank you, the GoPro is still pretty new to me but I'm really enjoying using it so far

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  4. Great job Matt. Looks fantastic & a great advert for the TGOC. Looking forwards to part 2.

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    1. Cheers Steve :-) Much appreciated

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  5. Excellent! Looking forward to the next installment.

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    1. Thanks Gayle, the editing takes some time but I'm enjoying it for now

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  6. Awesome Matt...the quality of that little camera is astonishing. Looking forward to the part 2. Respect for filming that river crossingwhilst you were in there!

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    1. Cheers Al, I did mean to message you to check you didn't mind staring but didn't quite get around to it, sorry!

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  7. Brilliant work matt, looking forward to part two. Making me hungry for a proper wild camp soon.

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    1. Thanks Daniel, I've not managed to get out for a couple of weeks now so I know that feeling

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    1. Thanks Chris, much appreciated, good to meet you outside the Park Hotel, even if only briefly

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  9. Superb film Matt. You found some water to cross then! Can't wait for pt2,

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    1. Thanks John, yeah we managed a few crossings, check part 3 at around 4:09 for a great river crossing technique ;-)

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  10. Great job on the vid Matt, looks like you had a good time
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    I recognise a few places from my 2012 crossing, looking forward to seeing some more

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    1. Cheers Shewie, yeah I recognised a few spots from your blog, it was a great crossing

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  11. Quality Matt! Really enjoyed that!!

    What sort of food did you eat and I read you only carried 4 days at a time, did you send void parcels ahead?
    Looking forward to more instalments!!

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    1. Thanks Jacko, main meals were of the freeze dried variety and yeah I sent a couple of food parcels ahead. Next time I probably wouldn't bother as there was enough in the shops

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  12. matt,
    what was the first piece of music in your part 1 video of the TGO Challenge- sorry we didn't meet up during the challenge as well.- thanks Craig

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    1. Hi Craig, believe it or not the music is an instrumental version of a lil wayne song, can't remember the track at the mo

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  13. Many thanks for all the comments and kind words, very much appreciated :-)

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  14. Hi Matt! I love this film! It is almost too good and likely to attract more competition for places in future year!. My main gripe though is that you all walk so fast and never seem to get tired. There must have been some moments ... Paul

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    1. Hi Paul, thanks for the comment and good to meet you on the challenge. After your stories at the bothy on what was our first night we often passed comment about which wild animal would have bothered you through the night on the rest of the crossing ;-)

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