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.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Day 7 - Glen Feshie to Corrour Bothy


Hi all Spyke left Glenfeshie yesterday morning (Saturday) to take on the mammoth task that is the Cairngorms, we had a brief call about 2 hours in, to say he was fighting a snowstorm, and advise Digby Harris and Mike Nelson, who joined us on Saturday afternoon to bring ice axes and sunglasses with them.

Mike,and Digby left Braemar at about 15.30 to join Spyke at the Corrour Bothy, Sam and Alan accompanied them to restock Spykes food bag, and supply a change of clothes before returning to Lin of Dee. They have now returned to the bothy, leaving just after 6.00 Sunday morning from Braemar to bring out any surplus kit before Spyke, Digby and Mike tackle the rest of the Cairngorm massif, in a mega day which is not expected to finish before 22.00 this evening . I will try to keep you updated but getting a mobile internet signal is tricky at times, a huge thanks to Chris Upson who is filling in many of the gaps utilising his extensive knowledge of the scottish hills and IT expertise.

3 comments:

Mandy said...

Great effort Spyke. We will try and catch up with you at end May when we are in Scotland

Sam said...

Hope all goes well in the snow!

Keep it up!

Alex said...

Hi Spyke, watching your fantastic progress from France, sounds like you have more snow there!
Keep going....