Pair of cocker spaniels complete 90 munros in one year and love camping with their own sleeping bags

  • 2 years ago
A pair of adorable cocker spaniels have bagged 90 munros in just a year - and love wild camping with their owner who gives them their own sleeping bags. Adventure dogs Hugo, aged five, and Spencer, aged two, love running around the hillsides with their owner Hollie Jenkins, 26. Hollie, from Edinburgh, got into hiking during lockdown and climbed her first munro, Ben Nevis, for her 25th birthday last year. At the time Hollie didn’t know what a munro was but she quickly caught the bug for completing them. She has now scaled 78 unique and 12 rebagged - sometimes climbing up to seven in one weekend. Hollie wild camps with the brown and ginger pooches and said they love having snuggles at the end of a long hike in her hammock. The pups have their own sleeping bags for in the tent when it gets cold and lights for their collars. They also have coats for when it gets cold and booties to protect their paw pads if they start to get worn or are needed in snowy conditions. Hollie, who works in vet healthcare marketing, said: “For my 25th birthday I decided I wanted to climb Ben Nevis – at that point I didn’t even know what a munro was. “After that I thought 'let’s do another one' and I just got the munro bagging bug and knew it was for me. “It’s a different world when you are on top of a munro, I love it. “I have climbed 90 in total, 78 unique ones and 12 I have done more than once. “During lockdown my eyes were opened to hiking and I got really into it.” The dogs wear a harness which Hollie can attach a bungee lead to – but she said the pair are free to roam around and know to come back when called on.