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Rockall Solo: 45 days of Discipline, Optimism and Endurance
     

Rockall Solo: 45 days of Discipline, Optimism and Endurance

by Nick Hancock FRGS
 
Nick recently returned from a unique and record breaking expedition to the remote Isle of Rockall in the North Atlantic, an expedition which Bear Grylls described as "An ambitious, exciting and wonderfully mad project..." Nick lived alone on Rockall, in a home-made survival pod on a small ledge, for 45 days, over 15 hours and 230 miles from the Outer Hebrides; a

Overview

Nick recently returned from a unique and record breaking expedition to the remote Isle of Rockall in the North Atlantic, an expedition which Bear Grylls described as "An ambitious, exciting and wonderfully mad project..." Nick lived alone on Rockall, in a home-made survival pod on a small ledge, for 45 days, over 15 hours and 230 miles from the Outer Hebrides; a project which was 5 years in the planning. Rockall Solo was undertaken by Nick in June and July 2014 in order to raise funds for Help for Heroes. Following his successful Rockall Jubilee reconnaissance expedition in 2012, the challenge then became for Nick to return to and land on Rockall for a second time, becoming only the third person in history to do so, and this time survive solo in his home-made survival capsule in an attempt to set two new endurance records: the longest ever solo occupation of Rockall, and the longest occupation in history. This is the story of the five years of planning, fund raising and logistics just to get to the start line, and Nick's experience during that record-breaking occupation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781500680886
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/19/2015
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

Originally from Lancashire, Nick Hancock was aiming for a military career before a knee injury stopped his aspirations. It was the training required to recover from this injury that opened a new door for Nick and pushed him to try and find his own mental and physical limits.
In addition to a career in property, Nick has worked as senior instructor for John Ridgway at his remote Adventure School in Sutherland, described as "the UK's toughest management training school", run several marathons, a double marathon and the Marathon des Sables. He has climbed two of the Seven Summits, led treks in India and China, and holds degrees in Environmental Geography and Surveying, is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and is a qualified Mountain Leader.

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