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‘I live on the world’s loneliest island – it’s not supposed to be easy’

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    An inspirational adventurer has moved to a remote island where he spends his time alone apart from chilling with whales, birds and seals.

    Chris 'Cam' Cameron, is currently residing on an isolated granite island called Rockall that stands on a picturesque setting 70ft above sea level and approximately 300ft in circumference.

    The 53-year-old, who celebrates his birthday tomorrow, sleeps in a land pod on the rock, in a makeshift home that takes about ten seconds to cross from one end to the other.

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    In a testament to his resilience, he regularly battles through adverse weather conditions, and this weekend is no different as a storm is set to disrupt his celebrations.

    The Maverick said: "I'm just taking it each day at a time and looking forward to getting home. I'm on the home run and just want to get this storm done with now.

    "I've missed my daughter's birthday, I missed my mother's birthday, and my birthday is this Sunday, so I'm going to miss my birthday at home.

    "It's been difficult, but it's not supposed to be easy."

    Incredibly, Cam has now been living on the uninhabited North Atlantic rock for a whopping 24 days, with his target set on breaking the record of 45 days before leaving at the 60 mark.

    Sadly, despite his love for nature, particularly the pair of seals that visit him, he's without intellectual conversation.

    Aside from radio operators Nobby Styles and Emil Bergmann, who gave him a degree of company over the first four days, he's had to fend for himself on the rock, located 220 miles west of the Outer Hebrides.

    He passes his days by getting up at sunrise for a spot of porridge and coffee, before checking his equipment, sending messages and taking wonderful photos.

    The war hero served six years with the Gordon Highlanders and wants to raise £50,000 for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, and the Army Benevolent Fund, The Soldier's Charity.

    Cam is the proud father of a 15-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son. He trained as a marine biologist and oceanographer in Aberdeen and is an owner of a teaching certificate.

    And when his days on the island are done, he will return to his home in Wiltshire, where he works as a senior trainer for Babcock International Group, utilising his skills to provide specialist training to military personnel in the UK.

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