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.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Day 37 E Fisherfield and the Fanniachs

Another summery type day, Pam and JC take in bikes then climb An Coileachan, see an Eagle, a mum Ptarmigan with chicks, lots of frogs, Ben and Amy arrive, Oh and Spyke climbed some hills!!!
Sorry the sun is going to my head, Tom, Pam and Andy Skelhorn, who had been tracking us for a couple of days, come away from Shevanal with all the spare kit meet up with JC at Collieharries.
Andy leaves after the brief stay, Tom sets off for the shops, and a mega bike ride, JC and Pam on their nature trail/munro bag.
At the sharp end of the event Spyke and Tim leave the bothy just after 07.00 to take on the huge route which includes the 3 Eastern Fisherfields then all the Fanniachs from West to East, descending off An Coileachan collect the mountain bikes, cycle out to Grudie, it is just after 21.00 Spyke jumps on the road bike, pedals for about 25 minutes down to Achnasheen to stay in the bunkhouse.

7 comments:

Puff said...

Sorry to hear that Swatts'ankle has put him out of the activity.
Sounds as if the Bristol brigade are in full attendance for the final push up the road N.Weather looks to be just about helpful! Well done all especially The man.

Sam said...

Nearly there Spyke!!

Amazing effort! Well Done!

Ian Dark Peak said...

Enjoy your last day out Spyke

Fantastic effort

Puff said...

Spyke has phoned from the top of Ben Hope Mission completed in 40 days
Well done Spyke! Thanks to JC and all the other supporters. Champagne with,Tim,Pam and the rest of the crew - could not catch all the names,but we have all followed every twist in the Schedule. Well done Spyke again.We will down a Dram or two of Talisker when you come South!!

Matt and Jenny said...

Congratulations Spyke. Been following the blog closely - great effort. 24 hour record attempt again next year?

Stuart Walker said...

Spyke,

I have enjoyed reading the blog - never had any doubt that you would do it but fantastic to hear you have finished this great challenge!

Well done!

Michael said...

Huge congratulations on a fantastic achievement. An inspiration achieved through rather a lot of perspiration (I suspect).

Well done

Michael