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.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The route so far...

Six days in, and Spyke has already climbed 43 of the 283 Munros. You can see from the map that Spyke is currently sweeping across the Central Highlands from left to right.

The next 2 days should cover the 18 Munros in the main Cairngorm group.

Then the following 4 days should collect the 29 Munros from Mount Keen (most easterly), over the Lochnagar group and through to the Beinn a' Ghlo hills behind Blair Atholl to finish all the Munros east of the A9.

4 comments:

Tim Laney said...

Well done matey! Great progress so far. Keep it going - but leave a few for us at the end of the month! Looking forward to it!

Sam said...

Awesome effort! I shall be following your progress and keeping my fingers crossed.

May even bump into you out there at some point!

jbcrun said...

Thanks for the map Chris it is great to have a great visual representation of our progress. I am currently in Braemar waiting for word from the Corrour Bothy of Spykes progress through the Cairngorms.

Andrew said...

Take my hat off to you Spyke - may the wind be behind you . . . how's the body holding out??