What is Geotrip’17?
In 2011, a group of geocachers from the Netherlands set a geocaching record when they found 15 geocaches in 15 countries within 24 hours. Six years later, a group of Finnish geocachers were up to the challenge to break this record. Harjus, Rimaju, Weellu and Wesbridge embarked on Geotrip ‘17 on April 15, 2017 from the Netherlands just a second past midnight. They reached their final destination in Poland at 10:25 pm the same day 22 hours and 25 minutes later, setting the new record!
In that time, the group travelled 2000 kilometers and found a geocache in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
Although they were going for a speed record, the Geotrip’17 team drove according to speed limits and took their time to find each cache and log them. In order to achieve this, they preselected low difficulty park and grab caches with backup caches.
How much time did they spend in each country compared to previous teams?
|Earth||Geofriends 2011 Time||Tour d’Europe 2017 Time||Geotrip ‘ 17 Time||Geocache Found|
|The Czech Republic||22:36||21:52||20:55||GC6J3HN|
The team photographed each cache with a small flag from its home country:
Congratulations Team Geotrip’17!