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, May 5, 2010

Day 10 Driesh to Glenshee

Spyke, Digby and Mike left Glen Doll at 09.20 to take in Driesh, and the hills to the West, Spyke was on good form today so on reaching Glenshee the trio then climbed the Carn a Gheoidh, The Cairnwell and Carn Aosda before descending back to the ski station.

The night was spent at Braemar campsite, we all consumed a hearty dinner at a nearby hostelry, our hero even had a pint of beer (well it is his birthday) one to remember I suspect!!

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