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The Secret Whitelist — Geocache of the Week

Mystery Cache
GC69Q0D
by El abnorgollums724
Difficulty:
4.5
Terrain:
2.5
Location:
Switzerland
N 47° 22.913 E 008° 51.881

“The Secret Whitelist” is a well-crafted, highly entertaining dramatic comedy short film and mystery cache.

The clues that will lead you to its final location are hidden within the film, created by and starring the cache owners: El Tornado, abnorMali, sven724 & die-gollums.

When the film opens, geocachers have been disappearing under mysterious circumstances left and right, and the frantic and frightened Thomas Upper finds himself next in line. He suspects the criminal organization, the Muggles, who target geocachers and geocaches, are behind it all. The police are no help.

Upper knows he must be added to the Whitelist, a list of geocachers who’ve paid protection money to the Muggles in exchange for being left alone. He appeals to David Öseler—a disheveled, rookie detective who loves his drink—who agrees to take the case. “My first case!” he says. “And maybe my last.

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Detective Öseler listens intently as Upper describes the situation.

The detective calls an associate of his, and a meeting is set up. After an exchange of the secret code (“A crocodile is like this: the greener it is, the more swim…” and “In the winter, it’s colder than outside…”) they get down to business.

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Öseler meets a strange stranger in an underground parking lot (even stranger!)

The detective’s associate shows him which tools he’ll need to locate the secret Whitelist. He warns the detective, “The Muggles are more hostile than ever.”

The secret contact shows Oseler what he'll need to find the Whitelist.
The secret contact shows Oseler what he’ll need to find the Whitelist.

And after that, the viewer is told to slip into the role of the Detective, and begin the hunt for the Whitelist! The viewer has all the same tools and clues at their disposal as the detective…that is, if they paid attention!

In the seven months since being published, the cache has earned 94 favorite points (a 90% favorite rating).

The team that created this cache were elated by the response from the community. “Wir wollten etwas ganz spezielles auf die Beine stellen. Wir waren überzeugt, dass dieser MultiMystery bei der Community gut ankommen wird. Dass dieser so einen Hype auslösen würde, hat uns doch überrascht.” [We set out to create something truly unique. We were shocked at the incredibly positive response from the community. The fact that it generated such a hype really surprised us.]

The cache owners had this to say to the geocaching community: “Als erstes möchten wir uns bei der Community bedanken, für die positiven Feedbacks und die tollen langen Logs, die geschrieben wurden. Danke auch an alle Cacheowner für die unzähligen tollen Caches die wir besuchten und die wir noch besuchen dürfen. Passt auf die Muggels auf!” [First of all, we want to thank the Community for the positive feedback we’ve received and all the great logs that have been written. Thanks also to all the cache owners out there for countless amazing geocaches that we visited, and that we may still visit. Watch out for the Muggles!]

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Samedi prochain nous célébrerons la Journée Internationale du Géocaching

Samedi 20 août (c’est-à-dire la Journée internationale du Géocaching) arrive à grands pas — et il en est de même pour la ligne d’arrivée de milliers d’objets voyageurs embarqués dans la Course de Canards du HQ.

Ces objets voyageurs font la course vers des events se déroulant lors de la Journée Internationale du Géocaching. Vous pouvez participer à cette course en organisant votre propre event le 20 août — et vous amuser à voir quelques canards mortels franchir la ligne d’arrivée.

En plus, vous pourrez obtenir le souvenir de la Journée Internationale du Géocaching 2016 en participant à un event ou en loguant une cache le 20 août. (Des points de Bonus si vous réalisez les deux !)

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Samstag ist Internationaler Geocaching Tag

Samstag, 20. August (besser bekannt als internationaler Geocaching Tag) kommt schnell näher – somit auch die Ziellinie für Tausende Trackables, welche sich im HQ Enten – Rennen messen.

Diese Trackables rasen zu Events am internationalen Geocaching Tag. Du kannst am Rennen teilnehmen, indem Du am 20. August Dein eigenes Event veranstaltest – und kannst zuschauen, wie ein paar der Deadly Ducks über die Ziellinie watscheln.

Zusätzlich dazu, kannst Du das Souvenir zum internationalen Geocaching Tag 2016 verdienen, indem Du am 20. August an einem Event teilnimmst oder einem Geocache findest. (Bonuspunkte wenn du Beides tust!)

 

Photo by nafah.
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Triglav 2864 — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC14N3H
by TeMpL Team
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
4.5
Location:
Slovenia
N 46° 22.692 E 013° 50.175

At 2,864m (9,396ft), Mount Triglav may not be breaking any peak height records (though it is the highest peak in Slovenia), but it could be the only mountain in the world with a rocket on top.

Triglav "spaceship". Photo by Očko.
Triglav rocket. Photo by Očko.

Okay, okay, so it isn’t really a rocket. But the comically small, perfectly cylindrical hut does look more aerodynamic than quite necessary for something entirely earthbound.

Mount Triglav rises well into the clouds above Slovenia, towering over a national park of the same name. Since its first recorded summit on August 26, 1778, droves of climbers have made it to the top. According to the cache page, “It is now said that you are not a complete Slovenian until you have climbed Triglav.” Although the climb is strenuous and requires special equipment, it can be done by most people in reasonably fit condition.

Triglav from below. Photo by Soilworker.
Triglav from below. Photo by Soilworker.

It’s customary to pose for a group photo with the rocket.

Photo by jaja a paja.
Photo by jaja a paja.
Photo by Jpety
Photo by Jpety.
Photo by Ke4up
Photo by Ke4up

For many geocachers, finding the Mount Triglav cache is an even better reward than the photo opportunity or the sense of superiority you have over your friends who haven’t climbed a mountain.

Photo by  jakteam.
Photo by jakteam.

The cache may have one of the best views in the world…at least, when it’s not buried underneath the snow.

 

GC14N3H. Photo by aqua55.
GC14N3H. Photo by aqua55.

Although the cache faces the same hazards of weather and climate that many mountain caches face and sometimes goes missing, we hope that it remains active for many years to come.

Photo by Whoever_CZ .
Photo by Whoever_CZ .

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Tu próxima misión está al caer.

El destino del universo geocaching está en sus manos. En este fin de semana, 13 y 14 de Agosto, puedes conseguir el segundo de los tres souvenir Mission GC.

Los usuarios Premium han estado ocupados decodificando un mensaje encriptado, creyendo que incluye instrucciones para obtener el próximo souvenir. Esas instrucciones estarán disponibles a miembros de cualquier nivel de seguridad el sábado 13 de Agosto a las 00:00 horario del Pacífico (Pacific Standard Time). Esta información será publicada en los principales canales GCHQ 47, incluyendo Geocaching.com. Geocaching® app, Facebook y Twitter. Buena suerte, agente.

URGENTE: El material Official Mission GC ya está disponible en la tienda de Geocaching.