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 23 Ballachullish and the Mamores.

Early start today left Invercoe campsite at 07.15 to cycle to South Ballachullish, on the hill at 07.40 then completed both Sgorr Dhonuill and Sgorr Dhearg, and on his bike towards Kinlochleven by 11.20 arriving at 12.10, he left for the Mamores at 12.35. Whilst in Kinlochleven he received a bit of worrying news, his regular running partner Steve Watts has damaged an ankle, and may not be fit to complete the Skye section with Spyke as planned. Anyone out there with the skills, knowledge and time next weekend(weather permitting) to take on the Cuillins with Spyke please contact 07736245468. I will update you on his progress through the Mamores tomorrow, meanwhile I have some home made bread to taste(ho ho).
Spyke completed the long drag up to Sgurr Eilde Mor by b14.35, then set off along familiar Ramsey Round territory that is the Mamores Ridge, arriving at Mulloch nan Coiran at 21.25, then down through some grotty forestry to the van in Glen Nevis, for some more yummy JC stew!!!

1 comment:

philfortun said...

Hey Spyke, and JC, a great blog for a truly staggering challenge. Working far too many hours here in Staffs, I am really quite jealous...but definitely less kanackered too (lol), and look forward to hearing about the Mamores as I fondly remember them from a trek a few years back. Good luck!