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.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Exchange send off!

The send off at The Exchange went really well, many thanks to all who turned up to wish Steve good luck and have a couple of beers. A big TA!! to Craig who has contributed a couple of cases of Wadsworths finest, to our provisions, which reminds me, back to worrying about where it is all going to go in the van, and even more worrying how will we find when we need it!!!!

5 comments:

Rory Syme said...

Sounds like a good night! Looking forward to seeing you all at the start line, although there seems to be a band of rain looming over Mull on Sunday.

Rory from the John Muir Trust

Matt and Jenny said...

Good Luck Spyke, Give us a wave as you pass Invergarry.

Matt and Jenn.

lynne said...

Have a safe trip up to Scotland and very very best of luck to Spyke and all the helpers. Will be following your progress so dont forget to blog!

Dave Gains said...

Good luck Spyke. All the best to you and your Merry helpers. Stay safe and have a good adventure

David said...

All the best Steve, we will all be following your progress intently.
P.S. If you can speed up a bit and finish in 20 days then your definitely in the SMAC V40 team for BMAF Road Relays !
Take care and say hello to Skye for me please.

Dave & family