Rockall Expedition

In 2023 a team will land on Rockall Island, more than 200 nautical miles from the West Coast of Scotland and the nearest civilisation. Their intention is to survive on the island for one week and to raise £1,000,000 for Children’s Hospice South West & The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. The expedition has been delayed until 2023, but we will be undertaking a training expedition to Goose Rock in Cornwall instead to ensure we are fully prepared and kit is tested. Read More

The Team

Cam Cameron VR FRGS

Expedition Lead

Chris “Cam” Cameron grew up in Buckie in the Northeast of Scotland and spent much of his time on oil tankers, driven by his father, a master mariner from Findochty. He joined the British Army as A regular infantry soldier and spent 6 years with the Gordon highlanders.

A husband and father of two, he trained as a marine biologist and oceanographer in Aberdeen and holds a PGCE. He is also commercially qualified as a skipper and Yacht-Master Offshore, and has been working professionally at sea since 1992.

He was First inspired to occupy Rockall after listening to a presentation given by The Royal Navy Atlantic Rowing team, by the exploits of the adventurer Nick Hancock and the determination of an old acquaintance; Talan Skeel-Piggins, Paralympic Skier.

Dr Chris Grieco

Expedition Medic

Dr Chris Grieco grew up in the quiet and picturesque Cambridgeshire countryside. He attended University of Bristol to study Medicine and also obtained a Bachelor of Science in Regenerative Medicine from King’s College London. He graduated as a doctor in the 2020 Class of Corona cohort.

His love of the great outdoors has taken him from the seven seas to the top of the highest peak in North Africa, Jebel Toubkal and over 5000m altitude in the North Indian Himalayas and is a five time marathon runner.

He is a survivalist, and has learned to live off the land harvesting mother nature’s gifts and now teaches foraging courses for Tutti.fungi.

James Price

Expedition Specialist

James was born on the sun baked planes of western Australia. He spent his childhood on the move: living and growing on 4 different continents and in 3 different languages. In 2018 he graduated with an engineering degree from Bristol University but he quickly traded numbers and spreadsheets for ice axes and crampons. Today, if he's not skiing new routes in the Himalaya, solo climbing north faces in the alps or hanging from icicles in the andes, you'll find him in the village of Flumet (nestled in the french alps), where he works as a care worker in a nursing home.

From snowcapped mountains to wind-blasted islet James is the expedition specialist. His task is to get the team to the summit of Rockall and down again safely. If James is out of his depth on Rockall, height will not be a problem: having scaled virgin 7000m peaks in the karakoram earlier this year.

Adrian 'Nobby' Styles

Expedition Radio Operator

Adrian "Nobby" Styles will be joining the expedition to operate a HAM radio on Rockall island. Originally from Dartford, Kent, Nobby first became interested in amateur radio during his teen years tinkering with a CB radio and soon became addicted to the hobby.

As far as ham radio broadcasts go, rockall is the pinnacle. It is perhaps the rarest and most difficult of places to broadcast from in the whole world, and he is extremely excited to be able to broadcast from the rock, as are the amateur radio community and iota chasers!

Nobby will land with the team on the first day, and for 24 hours will be answering transmissions from radio operators around the world, before granting them their own custom rockall post card (or qsl card) which nobby has kindly designed for us, in exchange for donations for our great causes.

For the amatuer radio community this opportunity is practically once in a lifetime With only a couple of Operations to Rockall and with less than 400 claimed QsL's.

Training Expedition starts in

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The Expedition

In June 2023 a team will land on Rockall Island, more than 200 nautical miles from the West Coast of Scotland, and the nearest civilisation. Their intention is to survive on the tiny island for one week battling winds and waves in order to raise £1,000,000 for charity.

Help us to raise £1 million to support our amazing charities.

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The Location

57°35'28.79" N 13°41'11.39" W

Rockall is an uninhabitable granite islet situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. The nearest permanently inhabited place is North Uist, an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, 200NM to the east.

The UK claimed Rockall on 18 September 1955 when “Two Royal Marines and a civilian naturalist, led by Royal Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Desmond Scott, raised a Union flag on the islet and cemented a plaque into the rock”.

Rockall stands at 17.15m above sea level at it’s tallest point, covering an area of just 784.3 m2.

Of the 110 people who have successfully landed at Rockall in over 200 years, only 5 have survived more than one night there.

The CHarities

The expedition aims to raise £1 million for a number of amazing charities.

Children's Hospice South West

For more than 25 years Children’s Hospice South West has been caring for children with life-threatening conditions by providing children’s hospice and professional family support services.

They provide care and support to families living in the South West, who have children with life-limiting conditions. They provide specialist palliative care, respite for the whole family, a sibling service for brothers and sisters, emergency support, end of life care and a bereavement service for as long as is needed.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity

The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity is the principle charity of the Royal Navy. They exist to support sailors, marines, and their families, for life.

Beneficiaries lie at the heart of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity’s purpose, it is their duty to remain focused on their needs. Since 2007, we have funded projects and facilities that boost morale for those who serve today. They also distribute millions of pounds annually to military charities which care for the children, families and veterans of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

Want to be a Corporate Sponsor?

Get in touch with us to find out more about how you can support the expedition and benefit your business or organisation.

Our Supporters

We already have a number of amazing companies who have pledged their support to our expedition.

Rockall - The Edge of Existence (Documentary)

Filmmaker Aaron Wheeler and team are making a documentary about Rockall, which we hope will include joining us on our expedition. 

Get Involved with equipment & logistics support

Whether you think you can help us with suitable equipment, or logistical support, talk to us today to find out how you can help and how we can benefit your organisation.