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.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Day 16 - Bridge of Orchy

Spyke cycled up Glen Lochay to Kenknock, then set off to Ben Hesgarnisch, and Chreag Mhor,he then met up with Dale to complete The Mamlorn Hills. They came off at Bridge of Orchy time 21.05, descibing the conditions as the coldest since the Cairngorms, Dale went for a well earned fish supper at Tyndrum. Meanwhile Spyke cycled to the Pinetrees campsite where he had to settle for JCs' infamous "summat stew" almost a midnight feast 23.45hrs when he was wiping his plate!!

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