TGO Challenge 2014 Day 1 : Waxing lyrical

Strathcarron to Iron Lodge (‘ish) :  29 km

Not to put too fine a point on it, my first day of the TGO involved me wetting myself from the inside out.

Carrying 12kg of kit, and 1kg of impregnated G-Wax.

Carrying 12kg of kit, and 1kg of impregnated G-Wax.

In anticipation of a bog trot I’d spent the last few evenings before the TGO impregnating my boots with an entire tin of Grangers wax, brutally forcing in each application with my wife’s turbo hairdryer until they were screaming for mercy. I don’t care how hard Scottish water thinks it is, it wasn’t getting through my boot leather.

However to anybody planning to apply similarly liberal quantities of wax to your boots, be careful what you wish for! Continue reading