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.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Day 26 Oichy to Glen Shiel.

Hi all, firstly I must make good on an omission from yesterday, despite the fact that we arrived in the middle of the night and overstayed next morning, Jen and Matt at Invergarry bunkhouse were as welcoming as possible, a truly great facility for us "types" staying in this area, thanks guys!!
Spyke and Steve Parker left the campsite at 09.40 to drop a few klicks, on the road, to the up and back climb of Squirl Mhaoroch. Steve P completed his second ever Munro at 13.30, then biked with Spyke to the start of the climb to Gleoraich. Here our man was to set off solo, to cross Spidean Mialech, then onwards to Greag a Mhain along six more tops of the South Clunie ridge, before dropping to the road at Glen Shiel Battlefield, then bike down to Glen Shiel campsite. Another late supper hey its working so lets go with it.
While all this was going on Nigel and Jim returned to Barrisdale Bay campsite to retrieve Spykes' camping kit, unfortunately it was nowhere to be found. I cannot imagine it being stolen from such a remote location, so if anyone out there has any information about a full camping kit that was left at Barrisdale on the morning of the 19th May please give me a call on 07736245468.
As I sit in the van writing this, I am being almost deafened by a Cuckoo there appears to be one in every Scottish Glen this year, more than I can remember mind you thats not saying a great deal

1 comment:

Matt and Jenny said...

No probs guys, glad it's all still going well.