NICK HANCOCK - Adventurer

In July 2014, after 45 days, Nick Hancock set a new record for the number of consecutive days spent toughing it out alone on Rockall, the harshly exposed and tiny lump of rock poking out of the rough North Atlantic.

Nick lived alone on Rockall, in a home-made survival pod on a small ledge, over 15 hours and 230 miles from the Outer Hebrides; a project which was five years in the planning due to the complex logistical requirements and fund raising issues.

A great addition to the roster of speakers and certainly one of the highlights... Nick certainly knew how to engage he audience!... We were lucky to have him on board.
— TEDxHull
Absorbing, imaginative and humorous. We shared his fear... and elation.
— Royal Scottish Geographical Society