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.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Day 28 Over the sea to Skye

A misty damp morning, Jim and Nigel say farewell and head for home turf, Steve Parker is to continue his pacing duties and accompanies Spyke, across the bridge as far as the John Muir carpark at the the foot of Blaven. Somewhat reluctantly Steve wishes us well , sets off to bike back to Glen Shiel then drive home to Stone, a big thank you to the three SMM guys who came up and gave Spyke much valued support.
He now set about traversing Blaven dropping down at Sligachen around 18.00, then the mainly downhill cycle ride to Glen Brittle campsite where Al joined us for supper. We all have an early night as it is a 06.00 start tomorrow for the crossing of the Cuillin Ridge. Watch this space!! apologies for lack of pics', but they take an age to upload using the mobile attachment I will make a big effort to get some on soon.
Steve Watts and Neil King arrive following a breakneck journey from Cheshire, apparently after midnight but we didn't hear them, this challenge encourages deep sleep!!


Melcrosby said...

Howdy all!

Well done Spyke.... you're really going strong still from what I hear! Have been speaking to Jim since he got back and we are all amazed at how you getting through this challenge. Good work too JC... bet you're really missing some of the modern technology (washing machines and hot showers!!).. a relaxing few weeks in the Costa Brava beckons?! Good luck and take care.. Mel x

Puff said...

Mon.lovely to hear from you after Skye. A big Thank you for the support team especially thinking of the strapped ankle! Following every move,glad JC liked Ratagan,he should be able to get a few home comforts at Shiel Bridge camp site -he could try the Corbet behind it if he has time. All the best for the next onslaught of the Munros.

Jonathan said...

sods law
I missed you at Blaven was on the summit at 1900hrs
keep up the good work