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.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Day 15 (cont')

It was good to meet up with Chris Upson he accompanied Spyke together with Denise Broome and Dale Colclough up and down the first peak of the day,the later three duly completed Chonzie, Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin and left Spyke to a cycle ride back to Kille, at the unusually early time of 19.00 hrs, we took advantage and had a splendid pub meal, JC had a pint to celebrate his first Munro of the round having been dragged up Chonzie, and Vorlich. The day was made extra special as we were treated to the sight of a pair of Osprey fishing in Loch Earn.
This morning 10th May, Spyke has cycled up Glen Lochay to Kenknock to finish off the hills to the East of Bridge of Orchy, Dale is joining him for the second half of the day, and I with the help of Denise have resorted the van jumble, hurrah!! it won't last!!


Melcrosby said...

Well done Spyke, you're doing amazingly well... and also a big well done to all your supporters in helping you achieve this amazing challenge. JC... bet you were well ready for that pint!!! Best of luck to you Spyke... keep it going and let's hope the sun shines on you from now on! It's raining and very dull here in France!!! Best wishes Mel n Steve xx

Rach said...

Hi Spyke
Bob keeps telling me he wants to go to Scotland to 'have a go' with you...I've told him his hips aren't up to it! Hope yours are....enjoy your retirement and good luck with the rest of the round.
Rach, Kieran, Lucy and Bob

Puff said...

Well done John, coming down your first Munro! Watch it!it gets addictive. Sorry about the mess in the Van - he gets it from us.
Thanks from us to all the supporters who are helping Spyke over the 'Wee Hills'. Sunny down here.