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.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Day 20 Ben Cruachan and South Glen Etive


An early start today Spyke was away from the" lay by with a view" and attacking Ben Cruachan at 07.00 hrs, yours truly just made the porridge, and grunted goodbye. I will update further tomorrow as no signal near the pick up point at Victoria Bridge.
There were some concerns about how Spykes' achillies would cope with this mega day, none of the contingency plans were required as he took in the Ben Cruachan range which was covered in a thin layer of wet snow, then feeling stronger as the day wore on, topped another seven summits before finishing on Stob a coire Ochair arriving at Victoria Bridge in pitch darkness. A truly epic day, proving he is back on song and looking forward to the second half of the challenge as numerically he completed half today.

2 comments:

richardsimonjust said...

Just heard about your challenge. Awesome stuff! I solo trekked all the Cairngorm Munros over 5 days last year, great to see it can be run in 2!

Good luck!

Trev said...

Hi guys, Trev from the Bike Shack here. Been following the 'event' and seems like its all going well including the back up. Hope the bikes hold up to it all. Keep it going Steve and well done to everybody in the backup.