60 days on a rock: A man will to break A Guinness record

60 days

Nick Hancock, a marathon runner and mountain climber, is going to live inside a capsule on the Rockhole island for 60 days,- 416 km from Scotland. For the attempt of breaking the record he will take with him half a ton of food and supplies.

The British adventurer Nick Hancock is targeting to break the world record of staying on an isolated rock far from shore. The BBC said that Hancock is going to stay on the Rockall island for 60 days. The island is 416 km and 11 hours by boat from the Braiders island, a small group of islands in the west and east of the Scotland shore.

In order to succeed in breaking the record, Hancock will take with him a capsule that weights 150 kg, that will be put on the top of the rock and help him with a place to rest and shelter against the weather, he will also have half a ton of food inside.

60 days

The capsule

What do you take with you to an isolated island?

  • Food for 60 days
  • Fishing pole
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Transistor
  • Whiskey
  • Binoculars
  • Ear plugs
  • Flags
  • Lipstick against dryness
  • Harmonica

“I’ve made a daily routine of fitness exercises and safety checks and I am going to collect a lot of samples for the St. Andrews university and the Netrian museum”, Said Hancock. “I am really looking forward to this”. While waiting for comfortable weather that will allow him to reach the lonely island.

The former record of a long stay in Rockall island stands on 42 days and was set in 1997 by 3 Greenpeace activists. The island height is about 21 meters and is 30 meters wide. He was given to britain in 1955, but who really owns it is still a disputable matter.

Hancock said that besides his will to break the world record, he also wants to raise money for war veterans charity.


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