The island is 290 miles west of the coasts of Great Britain and 440 miles south of Iceland. It has only 784.3 square meters and a height of 17, 5 meters. Only a hundred people came to her and slept there only four.
The island was annexed following concerns existing at the time of the Cold War on the Soviet forces that could use that rock to spy on British nuclear tests. Between May 26 and July 4, 1985, a former SAS soldier in the forces, Tom McClean, lived on Rockall to strengthen the legal claims of Great Britain on the islands, inform travel.descopera.ro.
On this you can read today the following words: “Let the sun and wind do Their work. Leave the oil beneath the waves “. Ie: “Let the sun and wind to do their job. Allow the oil to remain below the waves. ”
Only four people slept on island
Throughout history, less than 100 people arrived on Rockall and only four can boast that they have slept there. Those who made this record founded The Rockall Club , among whom are automatically enrolled daring visiting this island. If you want to count you among them, the club’s website warns that Rockall visits “are difficult, subject to weather and are not cheap. A walk in the Rockall is a rare phenomenon that requires experience, specialized equipment, good weather and good luck. ”
If you want to try your luck, experts recommend that you contact the company to schedule Kilda Cruises, which led to complete 100% of attempts to get on Rockall.