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Brit adventurer Nick Hancock has postponed his attempt to occupy Rockall until next year after the cruel sea ended his attempt to land on the Atlantic granite outcrop last Friday. Hancock had intended to spend 60 days atop the the sacred islet - some 480km west of Scotland - in aid of Help for Heroes, in the process breaking …

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IT Angle

Holidays in hell.

Less of an island, more of a seagull's toilet.

Please don't succeed or the Tories will get ideas and put the only Dole Office in the UK there.

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Go

Give him some credit.

To go from tubby comedy TV presenter to this is a big leap.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Give him some credit.

Slightly less annoying than the other Stoke export, Robbie Williams.

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Re: Give him some credit.

Not quite a big enough leap, apparently. Maybe next year.

//good on him, though

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the real question

has it got broadband?

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Pint

So, sadly, for another year...

...there's still f**k all on Rockall.

Still a pint to be raised for the attempt, and here's to next year's try.

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Helicopter

Is it considered cheating to land via helicopter or is there some other part I am missing? Surely it is much safer, you know not being smashed against rocks and all and in my opinion is no different than landing on a calm day, if you lucky, standing on one leg chanting to you deity of choice.

Are the winds a problem?

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Re: Helicopter

It may be too far for a helicopter round trip.

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Black Helicopters

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What's the MTBF for suitable helicopters nowadays? MTBF may be more important than fuel range when flying over the sea.

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Helicopters can land on boats you know!

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WTF?

The enemy on the wrist strikes again...

Bloody hell - it was 2005 when El reg landed on the rock?????

I thought it was only a couple of years ago....

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Re: The enemy on the wrist strikes again...

I know. Tempus fugit and all that.

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Boffin

Are your rock bolts ecological?

You've not left rustable bolts in place on El Reg ascension?

18/88 stainless I trust?

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Re: Are your rock bolts ecological?

We used the Greenpeace fixings which were still there. The exact metallurgical composition escapes me.

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The Rockall Times

When he does make it, tell him to start the paper up again

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