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The Edge of Existence

The Edge of Existence tells the story of electronics lecturer Cam Cameron, as he attempts to survive on the UK’s most remote and arguably most dangerous island, Rockall, for a record 50 days to prove his strength to himself and inspire his family. This story attempts to understand the nature of adventure itself in an attempt to explore the true costs and benefits of such a journey into the unknown.

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Rockall is the UK's most remote island.

A desolate rock, standing at 17m tall and just over 300km west of Scotland, it is out of reach of almost all helicopters and propellor planes making boat the only means of access.

In 1985, SAS veteran Tom McClean, survived for 40 nights on Rockall, affirming the UK’s right to ownership of the rock, and the billions of pounds of potential oil within the territory of Rockall. Since then, only 5 people have survived more than one night on the islet, a number lower than the number of people who have been to the moon.

On May 26th 2023, electronics lecturer Cam Cameron attempted to break the occupational record on Rockall, with the aim of spending 50 nights in a small tent, strapped to the side of the rock.

The Edge of Existence is a film that will document Cam's preparations and journey to Rockall, whilst also telling the stories of Tom, now 82, and other Rockall survivors, to discover why we risk our lives for the taste of adventure.

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