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 3, 2010

Day 8 - Corrour Bothy to Linn of Dee

After spending a night at Corrour Bothy, Spyke headed out for the big group of the main Cairngorms stretching from Ben Macdui to Ben Avon. Spyke was accompanied on this section by Mike Nelson, with Digby Harris also joining as far as Beinn Bhreac, before baling out with 3 hills to go. Ellie & I bumped into Sam and Digby at the van parked up near Linn of Dee last night, whilst JC and Alan were taking mountain bikes up to Derry Lodge for Spyke and Mike to use at the end of a long day.

PS. Spyke and Mike arrived at Linn of Dee around 10pm after a 14 hour day to complete the main Cairngorm group.

1 comment:

Lucy Colquhoun said...

Hello - have just found out about this amazing attempt and wanted to offer to support a leg if you're still looking for extra bodies. Not sure if I'd be any help as obviously you're masses fitter than me but if you fancy a fellow Vasque team mate who's a relative local (Edinburgh based) and need extra help let me know. 07846 181993. Meanwhile, carry on the great work - truly inspirational. Lucy (Colquhoun)