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Attempt to break Munros record

Five Sisters of Kintail ridgeAn attempt is being made to break the record for the most Munros climbed in 24 hours. Currently held by Jon Broxap who set the record by running over 29 Munros in Kintail and Glen Affric, Steve Pyke (or Spyke) will make his attempt to climb at least 30 on Saturday.

Steve set the record for the 4,000 foot peaks last July, when he ran them in 20 hours 23 minutes – a distance of 85 miles with 17,000 feet of ascent. The attempt to break the Munros record is shorter at 75 miles, but will involve a massive 37,000 feet of climbing.

The original Munros record was set on what is now known as the Ramsay Round, around the Mamores, Grey Corries and Ben Nevis ranges, after Charlie Ramsay climbed 24 in 1978 just two minutes under 24 hours. It is thought that 32 Munros is possible in the Affric/ Kintail area, but any more is reckoned to be out of the question, so whoever is the first to run 32 will get a permanent place in the record books.

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