40 day Munro challenger conquers Cuillin

Stephen Pyke (better known as Spyke) is still well on track to finish his Munro challenge in 40 days, although there are still some supremely challenging days ahead.

On Monday of this week Spyke completed the Cuillin ridge on Skye, starting at 6 in the morning from Glenbrittle campsite and finishing at Sligachan at 9.30pm. Since then Spyke has been tackling the north Glenshiel Munros with time for a brief and unexpected encounter with Hamish Brown, the first person to complete a continuous round. Spyke is covering all the ground under his own steam, using a bike to get between ranges and a kayak to get from Mull to the mainland. To get a feel for how well the run is going so far and how massive the challenge ahead remains you can see the Munros climbed at Spyke’s Munro map on Walkhighlands.

You can also follow Spyke’s progress at his blog and/or sponsor him (the run is being undertaken for the John Muir Trust) at his Justgiving page. To date, Spyke is one day ahead of his schedule which was due to see him complete the round on Thursday 3 June on the summit of Ben Hope.

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