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Plucky Brit adventurer Nick Hancock will depart the North Atlantic islet of Rockall on Saturday - short of his intended 60-day stay but after breaking both the solo and group occupation records.

Nick Hanock on Rockall with his survival podule and a small bottle of champagne

40 days atop Rockall. Cheers

A couple of days ago, he held a modest celebration after passing the 40-day mark set back in 1985 by ex-SAS chap Tom McClean.

Today, Hancock will claim the longest occupation crown from the three Greenpeace activists who in 1997 spent 42 days on the world's remotest outcrop.

On Tuesday, Sean Glackin, aboard passing Orkney trawler Aalskere, posted some nice snaps of the pod-dweller, who's evidently bearing up despite losing a good part of his food supplies to a violent storm at the beginning of July.

Hancock's now awaiting the arrival of Kilda Cruises to end his marathon in aid of Help for Heroes. ®

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