Spyke sets new record for climbing all the Munros

Starting on Sunday 25th April 2010 with Ben More on Mull, Stephen Pyke (aka Spyke) set himself the challenge of climbing all Scotland's 3,000 ft hills, better known as the Munros, in a continuous round under his own steam - on foot, by bike and paddling a kayak.

On 3rd June, just 39 days 9 hours and 6 minutes later, Spyke touched the summit cairn on Ben Hope in Sutherland to complete the fastest round of the Munros. The previous record was 48 days 12 hours set by Charlie Campbell in 2000.

Spyke is keen that his journey through the Highlands can inspire and encourage people to join the John Muir Trust – the UK’s leading wild lands charity. Please take time to read more about the JMT and even if you decide not to join you can support their valuable work by donating to the Trust at the following Just Giving Page.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Day 3 - Fersit to Culra Bothy

News just in that Spyke and team have spent the last 2 days clearing out the Ben Alder group of 14 Munros with an overnight stop at Culra Bothy.

On Day 3, Spyke polished of the following 7 Munros in the Loch Ossian region: Stob Choire Sgriodain, Chno Dearg, Beinn na Lap, Carn Dearg, Sgor Gaibhre, Ben Alder, Beinn Bheoil.


Johnny Hall said...

I'm intrigued to see how he'll tackle Gulvain. Looks a long way from the Lochy Munros or the Glen Sheil ridge.

Chris said...

Yes, I wondered about that. I think the plan is to tack Gulvain on before the Loch Lochy Munros with a quick cycle out and back along the Loch Eil road.

Johnny Hall said...

It'll make a change of pace at least.