JOGLE Day 15 15/07/17 Tyndrum – Rowardennan 29 miles

Yeah! 29 miles!!! Woke up with a blocked nose and sore throat – the bug is catching. Decided to just crack on with it in the rain and see shag happened. Set off at a pace towards lunchtime target at Inverarnan. A mixture of forest, some steep uphill, farm track across fell and under A82 a couple of times before final drag down to Loch Lomond. Plenty of wet walkers going the other way. At lunch with support crew decided to not carry tent in the afternoon and walk to Rowardennan and look for bed in bunkhouse or Youth Hostel. The next 6 hours were a mental test. First the long slow section along the Loch with some very difficult terrain to pass. At Inversnaid I had an option to stop but it was too early and I felt physically good. It didn’t stop raining all afternoon, at that point you couldn’t even see across the Loch in the cloud. I carried on for another 3 hours, forsaking the option to sleep in Rowchoish Bothy and headed onto Rowardennan, now feeling quite tired as it started to get dark in the forest. At Rowardennan all possible sleeping options were fully booked do I had to call Cath for a pickup. At first no answer so no choice but to carry on walking. After another mile or so I got a call back and was finally picked up and taken to the camp at Milarrochy. 29 miles, 11 hours and 6500 feet ascent. Too tired to do much except shower eat and sleep with the prospect of an easier day tomorrow.

2 thoughts on “JOGLE Day 15 15/07/17 Tyndrum – Rowardennan 29 miles”

  1. keep pushing dave ill be following you til the end, monday was bad day at both ends of the country my lands end start was horrendous trying to take pics and stay on my feet at the clifftops wasnt easy all the best mate

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