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 9 - Mount Keen and Lochnagar

This morning Spyke cycled from Linn of Dee to Ballater, and then on to Glen Tanar to tackle Mount Keen using the mountain bike. This adds on considerable extra distance compared with climbing Mount Keen from Glen Muick, so it was looking like being a late start for the Lochnagar group in the afternoon.

No news yet whether Spyke has completed the Lochnagar group of 5 Munros this afternoon, but hopefully he made it safely across to Glen Doll, and is still on schedule after the 2 monster days in the Cairngorms.

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