Cache is NOT at the posted coordinates!
Sagarmatha or Chomolungma is no small hill. For Houston natives, think of an alien fire ant mound on steroids. This 'hill', standing at 29,029 feet and resting on the border of the Khumbu region of Nepal and the Tibetan plateau in China, has claimed the lives of over 200 who have attempted to climb it. Although it is not considered the most challenging 'hill' to climb, it definitely requires perseverance, skill, and time to conquer. So will solving this bonus cache.
To conquer this 'hill', you will need the two-digit code numbers located at the top of the logs on each of the four No Hills Here caches to solve this puzzle. Below is a jumble of letters that forms the basis of the puzzle for the bonus cache. You will need to correctly un-jumble the puzzle to form a word and then calculate a two-digit 'bonus' number off of that word. It will require a little reading up on some of the greatest 'hills' known to man to piece it together, but you should know if you're on the right track. Once you have the 'bonus' number, simply plug it into the equations below along with the two-digit codes from each cache in the series to solve for a final number. If the final number is single digit, place a zero in front of it. Careful...there's a little twist. Each digit in the final number represents part of the final coordinates. You are welcome to collaborate with fellow cachers as needed to crack the code and I will provide hints or sanity checks as needed. Good luck and start your conquest of the 'mother of all hills' - Mt. Everest!
FTF prize is a set of Nepali prayer flags from Kathmandu and a small rock taken from Everest Base Camp.
Prerequisite caches to find this mystery/bonus cache:
No Hills Here - Nuptse
No Hills Here - Lhotse
No Hills Here - Cho Oyu
No Hills Here - Makalu
Bonus Equations...hey, which cache provides which Code Number???:
AB = Bonus Number - Code Number 1
CD = Bonus Number - Code Number 2
EF = Bonus Number + Code Number 3
GH = Bonus Number - Code Number 4
Cache is located at:
N 29 3A.BCD
W 095 0E.FGH
You can check your answers for this puzzle on Geochecker.com.