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The saying ‘no man is an island’ is widely held to be true. Except it seems for Cam Cameron, who is now alone on Rockall.

The adventurer is now solo on the rock and unsupported by a vessel as the Taeping has returned to Inverkip with fellow expedition members Emil Bergmann and Nobby Styles, as previously planned.

Cam Cameron now only has seabirds for company. If anything goes wrong, he is outside the range of Search and Rescue helicopters and will need to rely on passing vessels for help.

However, yesterday (Saturday, June 3), Cam got a surprise afternoon visit from Marine Protection Vessel, Hirta, which launched a RIB to drop off some extra supplies for him.

Expedition spokesperson Harry Brayford said: “This was an absolutely brilliant surprise for Cam and provided a well-needed morale boost.”

The plan is for Cam to stay on Rockall for around 60 days to beat the previous continuous occupancy record of 45 days. It is also a means of raising funds for two veterans charities: ABF, The Soldier’s Charity, and the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity.

The expedition spokesperson added: “It cannot be underestimated how strenuous and potentially dangerous this expedition is.

“The team have taken every possible precaution, including multiple different forms of emergency radio communication, personal locator beacons, dry suits, life jackets, climbing rigging, harnesses and other survival aids.”


Image credit: MPV Hirta