Cape Wrath Trail: Aftermath

So my Cape Wrath Trail is done and dusted. Over the course of 10 days I have hiked 370 kilometres (229 miles). Having started after lunch on Day 1, and having finished before lunch on Day 10, I completed the journey in less than 9 days of walking, so I’m counting that as averaging just shy of a marathon per day. My journey included well over 10 kilometres of up and I burnt over 20,000 extra calories.

I lost about 2.5 to 3 kilograms of bodyweight over the course of the holiday. My knee could do with some rest and recuperation. It’s not going to get it. I finsihed hiking one Saturday morning, and by the next I shall be running 44 miles up and down Skiddaw in the Lake District.

I also lost or broke some other things. Here’s the casualty list:

  • Suunto Watch Buckle -Missing In Action, presumed dead;
  • Walking Pole – Missing In Action, presumed dead;
  • Waterproof Jacket – Casualty, delamination;
  • Smartwool Hiking Socks – Casualty, fatal disintegration;
  • Bridgedale liner socks (two pairs) – Casualty, fatal disintegration;
  • Sealskinz “waterproof” socks – Casualty, fatal disintegration;
  • Darn Tough socks – Casualty, threadbare;
  • Inov8 Roclite 295’s – Casualty, just falling apart.

It has been a fantastic holiday, and I’m glad that I did it.

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