In June 2022 a team had planned to land on Rockall Island, more than 200 nautical miles from the West Coast of Scotland, and the nearest civilisation. Their intention was to survive on the tiny island for one week battling winds and waves in order to raise £1,000,000 for charity.
Unfortunately, the team has been unable to secure a vessel for the trip, so sadly it looks like this expedition may not now proceed as planned in 2022, but will be postponed. It is still hoped that a vessel might become available, but at this state, this looks unlikely.
CVRS club member Nobby, G0VJG is a veteran of many IOTA expeditions, including to St Kilda and the Monach Islands off the west of Scotland, but Rockall will be his biggest challenge to date, by far. He will join the team on the island for a minimum of 24 hours and give the extremely rare EU-189 contact to as many of the deserving as possible.
The expedition is being run in order to raise funds for the Children’s Hospice South West & The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.
Please visit the donation page at https://www.gofundme.com/f/rockall2022
There's more information about the expedition on the official expedition web page at https://www.rockall2022.org/
Radio Bath recently interviewed the expedition leader, Cam Cameron, about the project: