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Fell runner to take on Munros

Posted 4 May 2010
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Fell runner to take on Munros
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A fell runner is setting off to climb all 283 Munros to raise awareness of the work of the John Muir Trust.

Stephen Pyke will take on the challenge with the aim of breaking the record for the fastest round of the mountains - held by Glaswegian Charlie Campbell since 2000 at 48 days and 12 hours - with his journey also involving kayaking and cycling between the various peaks.

He has already set off on his bid, beginning with Ben More on the Isle of Mull on April 25th, with the final Munro being the northernmost, Ben Hope.

John Muir Trust chief executive Stuart Brooks said: "We hope this will inspire people to get out and find their own challenges in wild land."

Those who fancy a bit of Munroing themselves may wish to head to their nearest Go Outdoors store to get some walking boots, Ordnance Survey maps and a trekking pole.

During the course of his quest, Mr Pyke may get a feeling of deja vu as he encounters another Munro called Ben More - near Crianlarich - as well as Ben More Assynt as he works towards the finish.

Posted by Brandon Egley