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Mystery Cache

No Hills Here Bonus Cache - Sagarmatha

A cache by star_avi8r
Hidden : 6/7/2009
In Texas, United States
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Welcome to the No Hills Here Bonus Cache - Sagarmatha! This cache is a replacement for the Clear Lake Micro Madness series. This cache can only be found after finding all of the No Hills Here caches (4 in all) and using the code number on the first page of each log to solve the puzzle. The links to each cache are below. Bonus cache contains small trinkets for exchange. Parking near the cache will cost a small fee ($.50 is all you need to find the cache).

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 Puzzle:

RAMGUNAALH

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

GOOD LUCK!

You can check your answers for this puzzle on Geochecker.com.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[For the jumble:] Ner lbh va enatr?
[To get the bonus number:] Ubj pna Z = 0 naq 13 naq U = 2 naq 6? Svther guvf bhg, gura nqq vg nyy hc!
[To solve the equations:] Ner lbh zber yvxryl gb trg ulcbkvp ba Ahcgfr be Yubgfr?

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 2/7/2012 3:56:27 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:56 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum