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Scottish 4000ers on foot
The route starts at Glen Nevis YH and takes in Ben Nevis, Carn Mor Dearg, Aonach Mor (3999 ft - included in case of OS-induced orogenic upheavals), and Aonach Beag before heading east to the Cairngorms for Braeriach, Cairn Toul, Ben Macdui and Cairngorm. The finish is Glen More YH after 83 miles (17,000 feet of ascent). While one might expect the promotion of Sgor an Lochain Uaine (4150 ft) to full Munro status in 1997 to affect record attempts in this domain, Stephen Pyke's 2007 time (see below) suggests that it doesn't have to.

Achieved as a multi-day trip in the 1950s by the Rucksack Club, the 24-hour barrier was broken by Chris Dodd in 1980 (he and his support runner Howard Artiss also took in Sgor an Lochain Uaine). [Refs. MM, HS]. The record is currently held by Stephen Pyke of Staffordshire Moorlands (2007), though he differed from Martin Stone's previous record in that Martin ran it solo, whereas Stephen had company (and confirms that he climbed all nine Munros including Sgor an Lochain Uaine).

4000ers on Foot
Name Date Time
Alan Heaton 14/06/80 26:05
Chris Dodd 19-20/07/80 23:14
Stan Bradshaw 30/05/1982 22:33
Martin Stone 04/07/1986 21:39
Stephen Pyke 14-15/07/2007 20:23

Page updated 15th July 2012

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