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Emergency Operator Uses Geocaching to Help Rescue a Child

Imagine your job is to navigate this rescue helicopter to very precise coordinates in emergencies. That’s Brendan McInnes career as a dispatcher on New Zealand’s South Island. Some people might know Brendan though by another name, TeamMCI. He’s a geocacher. And a recent geocaching DNF (Did Not Find), helped Brendan land that helicopter to rescue an injured child. Brendan says, “A few months ago a few of us tried for a geocache (Helms Deep 4×4 GCKP9J) where the Lord of the Rings segment for Helms deep was filmed. Little did I know how that adventure would assist me in the […]

‘Tis Only a Flesh Wound — On a Dark Night (GC1JHWA) — Geocache of the Week

  Geocache Name: On a Dark Night (GC1JHWA)   Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1.5/2 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: As nearly any geocacher knows, scrapes, scratches and other flesh wounds are inevitable when you’re searching for a geocache in the woods. But just like the black knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, mere flesh wounds can’t stop a geocacher. This geocache also reminds everyone to keep their sense of humor around while out searching. If you’re up for the challenge of finding this geocache, grab your coconuts (from an African Swallow, of course) and embark on your […]

Join Michelin’s Quest for Adventure

  You Could Win a Set of MICHELIN® Tires and a Grand Prize Trip! Michelin—the world’s top tire manufacturer— is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a nationwide adventure quest to find the tire maker’s beloved mascot– the Michelin Man. Here’s how it works: 1. Request & Hide a Trackable Request a free Michelin Man tire pressure trackable (while supplies last) and hit the open road to stash your Michelin Man inside a geocache in the U.S.  Activate the trackable and share a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the campaign #MichelinQuest tag. UPDATE:  The Michelin trackables sold out quickly and […]

How to Speak Geocaching – A Mega-Event Journey to Germany

Editor’s note: Geocaching HQ staff are  attending dozens of Mega-Events around the world, shaking hands, sharing stories of adventure, and of course, geocaching. Each person at Geocaching HQ brings their own unique talent to advancing the adventure. Some write code for the website, others design images for the apps, and some shoot videos explaining it all. Justin Dover or  dova dov is part of the IT team at Geocaching HQ. This is his Mega-Event experience. By Justin: As someone with very little world traveling experience, I was somewhat intimidated when I discovered that I had been selected to attend GC4MEGA Big Äppel. […]

Get ready for GIFF 2014!

Get ready for the 2014 Geocaching International Film Festival! This year at the Geocaching International Film Festival we received 60 entries from over 15 different countries. After the team of Geocaching HQ judges carefully reviewed each entry, we are excited to announce the 16 finalists that will be screened at the second annual GIFF on August 15 in Seattle! Congratulations to: Geocaching in Canada TheBarnSwallows Toronto, Canada First to Find – The Woodland Hunt CarboKnightLuke United Kingdom La Búsqueda (The Search) nitesco Ciales, Puerto Rico C9 H13 NO3 (Adrenaline) Peter! Portugal Love Geocaching Chiliconsushi Lille, France Geocaching Therapy L’Avanguardia Team […]


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