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Munro challenger meets mountain legend

Posted 27 May 2010
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Munro challenger meets mountain legend
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The adventurer aiming to complete the fastest ever round of the Munros has met the first man to walk them non-stop.

In Stephen Pyke's blog recording his progress as he seeks to break the ten-year record while raising money for conservation charity the John Muir Trust, it was revealed that he met famous walker and mountains writer Hamish Brown.

Mr Pyke had just returned to the mainland from climbing Skye's 12 Munros and was back in the Kintail area, getting ready to ascent Carn Ghluasaid when Mr Brown appeared.

Mr Pyke then climbed three more of the 3,000 ft peaks before returning to the Cluanie Inn for a late supper.

The Kintail area is a particularly good one for those keen to don their hiking boots and pile up their Munro tally, with a large number of mountains located in the vicinity.

A traverse of the south Glen Shiel Ridge offers seven Munros and also on that side are the Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine, while the north side has peaks like Mam Sodhail, Saileag, Aonach Meadhoin and Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dhearg.

Posted by Brandon Egley