Here is a slightly more technical report, for those of you who are interested in the numbers.
Total distance: ~102km (my maps said 101, but apparently the track has changed by 1-2km in the last section)
Total time not in camp: 28.5hrs
Total time walking (approx): 22.3hrs
And the Garmin maps (remember, Day 2 is missing the end section):
And now some weight and food stats:
Total weight (everything but me) at start: 13.6kg
Total weight at end: 11.2kg
Total food eaten: 2kg (not incl pub meal at Kalamunda and food just before start!)
You can look at my full gear list (including food) with before and afters, here: NorthBibStats
My biggest concern here, other than not being anywhere near meeting my food target of 0.5kg/day, is the large discrepency between planned weight and actual weight. While a lot of this is due to food (probably from me listing “net weight” and not considering the packaging weight), there is still 0.5kg unaccounted for. Unless I can identify this, it means that I need to allow for carrying an extra half kilo of “miscellaneous weight”. Given that I’m already over my target weight, this is not something I want.
The other concern is that after we returned, Steve and I had a look at some of my Scotland maps. The highest hill we went up on this walk was ~200m height change. The hills I’m going over in Scotland will be 700m+ height changes. While I am only planning one major hill per day, this is still a substantial increase in scale. On a slightly more positive note, most of the hills I have chosen to walk up in Scotland are reasonably small by Scottish standards! Only 1 is a “Munro” (above 914m), 5 are Corbetts (762-914m) and the rest are Grahams (610-762m).