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Nick’s a Rockall record breaker

Nick celebrated with bubbly having been on Rockall for over 40 days  to break the Solo Occupation record set in 1985

Nick celebrated with bubbly having been on Rockall for over 40 days to break the Solo Occupation record set in 1985

He has broken the Solo Occupation of Rockall record and today (Thursday, July 17th) he will also the Overall Occupation record as Nick Hancock has been on the remote rock for 43 days.

Nick celebrated his Solo success with a small bottle of bubble, and sent a text message to veteran adventurer Tom McClean who set the 40 days record in 1985.

On beating Tom’s 29 year record, Nick simply said: “Sorry Tom.”

And the record he will beat by sundown today – Overall Occupation – was set by three members of Greenpeace, who occupied the 20metre high rock for 42 days to protest against oil exploration in 1997.

With two current records in the bag, Nick is now ready to return, being unable to stay for his planned 60 day stint after losing equipment and supplies to a storm on July 1st when a massive wave swept the rock ledge he is living on.

And boat operator Kilda Cruises say expected favourable weather conditions this weekend mean they plan to be a Rockall to take Nick off on Saturday.

Nick has undertaken the Rockall Solo 2014 adventure to raise funds for the Help For Heroes charity. You can find out more about his challenge, and donate, at www.rockallsolo.com

 

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