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 27, 2010

Day 31 Cluanie to Afric

A freewheel from the Cluanie to the start of the Kintail route, in the company of Mandy,Martin and Phil they hit the path at 08.30, Phil goes to the first top then heads towards Tobermory for his 10 days whale watching. Mandy and Martin continue with Spyke for the first three Sisters then continue along to take in the non-munro tops, Spyke heads towards Bheinn Fhadda and another 3 summits before dropping into the Alltbeithe Youth Hostel at 22.00, JC having delivered the overnight gear, following a yomp in from Glen Shiel, pleasant but a long way for an old fella,!!!

Anecdote time.... Towards the end of the Cuillin Ridge, Swatts glances over his shoulder, " hey up theres' a glider" startled Neil and Spyke look around "err no Steve thats a Golden Eagle". The excuse " I haven't got my glasses" This from the guy who has lead them over the Inn Pin and the remainder of the ridge, it's a worry!!!

1 comment:

Puff said...

Hi! are you on overtime,sounds as if you are getting fit.Not sure I wanted to hear about the specs!then again it shows confidence. Is he leading you a dance,keep the info coming