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.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Day 6 - Drumochter

No word yet from Spyke and team on today's progress, but the plan is to complete the 7 Munros on either side of Drumochter Pass, before cycling round to Glen Feshie to get in position for a 2-day stint through the Cairngorms over the weekend, with Spyke hopefully emerging at the Linn of Dee on Sunday night.

PS. These 7 hills have now been climbed, and Spyke and team are camping in Glen Feshie tonight ready to tackle the western Cairngorms tomorrow.

1 comment:

Lee Maclean said...

The enormity of what he is undertaking is not lost on me. It's just plain crazy. The world needs guys like Spyke to go out there and do their thing. There are lots of WHWR bloggers out there following his progress. Good luck to the man and the team.