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Britain's Most Isolated Island

Pitcairn Island

After winning this year’s Journey of a Lifetime Award from the Royal Geographical Society and BBC Radio 4, photographer Rhiannon has embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Britain's most isolated island; Pitcairn Island. 

Few people have ever visited Pitcairn and is home to fewer than 50 permanent residents. It is the world’s least populous jurisdiction, world’s smallest democracy, and one of the world’s most isolated communities. It measures just two miles long and one mile wide. It is a volcanic piece of rock with no beaches, no sheltered harbour, off the main shipping lanes, and 340 miles away from the nearest airstrip. 

This is a story of a community on the brink of collapse, which is one of the main reasons Rhiannon felt it was important to record it now, before it is too late.

Electricity only flows a few hours a day on Pitcairn, so power backup was an extremely important factor to making her expedition a success!

Powertraveller support this great expedition with the ultimate power back-up system; powergorilla and solargorilla for her professional kit, including SLR camera and laptop. We also sent her with the new powermonkey explorer 2 for her hand-held devices like her GoPRo, iPhone and tablet. 

**Images courtesy of Rhiannon Adam