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 17, 2010

Day 22 Bidian to Glen Ure

Spyke returned to last nights finish point, outside of the Clachaig, no thought of a quiet pint now though. He left at about 8.45 hrs Bidian bound then continuing across Sgor na h-Ullaidh, Bein Fhionnlaidh, and in company of Mike Perry up and over Beinn Sgulaird, to finish in the lovely Glen Ure. This is Mikes' last day before returning to the pleasures !!! of work, so he took the opportunity to drive around with me to Elleric then meet Spyke as he crossed the glen, Spyke then rode off back to Glencoe. Enroute we were met by Helen, Jamie and family, who had a brief word with Steve, and delivered a huge parcel of home made goodies to eat, I will of course save them all for him!!??
Whilst shopping in Glencoe I met Nancy a Lochaber Hill Runner who has been following the blog, it was great to have a chat, she is going to see if she can rustle up some company for Spyke in the next few days.
Theday finished really well with a huge and delicious meal of steak,with piles of veg' provided by Mike and his better half Lisa, thanks again it was terrific.

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