Spyke’s 40 day Munro attempt going well

It’s day 5 of Stephen Pyke’s (aka Spyke) epic attempt to climb all the Munros in under 40 days all under his own steam. Starting off on Sunday 25 April, Spyke has already tackled Ben More on Mull, the quick ascent and descent being followed by a cycle ride and then kayak to the mainland and more cycling before bagging the Glenfinnan Munros. Day 2 comprised Glenfinnan to Fersit, taking in the 10 Munros north of Glen Nevis, many still snow covered. Days 3 and 4 saw him complete the 14 peaks around Loch Ossian and Ben Alder with an overnight stay at Culra Bothy.

Today he will tackle Creag Meagaidh and Monadh Liath hills north of Loch Laggan in fairly bad weather conditions. Snow is forecast on the high tops on Saturday. You can follow Spyke’s progress at his blog to get the full story, photos etc. As well as being an attempt on the Munro records, the run is also aiming to raise awareness of the work of conservation charity the John Muir Trust. For more information about the work of the JMT see their website.

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