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.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Day 14 - Glen Lyon and Lochay

News from Spyke late last night was that he completed a set of 6 varied hills. This means he's done the following 6 out of 9 of the remaining hills at the heads of Glen Lyon and Glen Lochay: Meall nan Tarmachan, Meall Bhuidhe, Stuchd an Lochain, Meal Ghaordie,  Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuil.

Ben Chonzie, Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin are the plan for an easier day today.

Note that the days through the Bridge of Orchy and Arrochar hills have been re-shuffled to hopefully gain 2 days on the original 40 day schedule.

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