The aim of Nick's first expedition to Rockall was to act as a reconnaisance mission for his future 60 day occupation of the rock. Departing at the end of May 2012, Nick landed on Rockall and carried out various equipment checks and test in preparation for his future record breaking attempt on the rock. The date of departure coincided with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend, and Nick aimed to be on the rock during the celebrations, sending the first Tweet and Facebook update from Rockall. Upon landing, Nick became a member of the exclusive Rockall Club.

The ROCKALL JUBILEE EXPEDITION was supported by The Scottish Sun andAtlantic Marine Services. The expedition was covered byBBC Radio Scotlandin a programme broadcast onMonday 4th June 2012.