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 20, 2010

Day 25 Knoydart.

There were apparently several questioning looks when our hero laid out his intentions for this bit, however he stuck to the plan and survived!! He left Barrisdale at about 08.30 setting off in damp conditions with low cloud over the whole area, Ladhar Bheinn proved somewhat problematic where he almost became cragfast, this was to be repeated later on Luinne Bheinn. Spyke topped Gairich at 21.48 hrs arriving at our campsite by the Loch Quioch dam at 00.35hrs, a huge day,but he proved that his plan could work.
While Spyke was doing all the "tuf stuff" the Stone contingent which now included Steve Parker were building bonfires, and having a cracking evening Nigel providing a splendid curry(shame the star didn't turn up before they all went to bed).
He is in to the last hundred yet another significant milestone passed, all we need now is some sleep plzzzzzzz!!

3 comments:

Michael said...

Man, that is a long day. Good Job. Keep it up. Skye soon I guess.

Ian Dark Peak said...

Excellent stuff Hoping for good weather next weekend as I hope to give the "Super Ridge" a crack.

Will try and pop by if you havent gone too far north by then.

Keep going Spyke inspirational stuff

Puff said...

Hell of a day, but not much time for meditation.You are doing well but don't let lack of sleep blurr you judgement just for the sake of keeping exactly to day schedule.Looks like time in hand at this sage but I agree you never know! Any way all the best. Puff