The Big Ten

Endurance junkies Andrew Murray and Donnie Campbell have just completed an epic challenge: running up Scotland's 10 highest peaks in one day

Two Scotsmen have written themselves into the record books by scaling their country's 10 highest peaks in a day

Two Scotsmen have written themselves into the record books by scaling their country’s 10 highest peaks in a day

Two distance runners wrote themselves into the record books by scaling the 10 highest mountains in Scotland in one day.

Scotsmen Andrew Murray and Donnie Campbell completed the epic challenge in nine hours and 10 minutes.

They took an additional fours driving between the various mountain ranges.

The challenge, billed ‘The Big 10’, was completed on Saturday 19 July and pushed the two runners to their limits.

“For me, the toughest part of the day was dealing with the wind, rain and low visibility in the Cairngorms when we were already tired,” Murray told The Metro.

Murray, who works as a GP in Edinburgh, is no stranger to long-distance challenges, having previously run from Scotland to the Sahara Dessert. His compatriot Campbell, a running coach and former Royal Marine, is also no slouch, having once run from Glasgow to Skye without stopping.

The duo’s sponsored run was to raise awareness for the Scottish Association for Mental Health.

The route:

Ben Lawers – 1214m
Aonach Mohr ­– 1221m
Aonach Beag – 1234m
Carn Mhor Dearg – 1220m
Ben Nevis – 1344m
Cairngorm – 1244m
Ben MacDui – 1309m
Braeriach – 1296m
Angel’s Peak – 1258m
CairnToul – 1291m

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