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Simply Paul: As I know everyone who attended this unusual event has logged it, I guess it's ok to archive it. Quite an experience, wasn't it? I think -a week later- that I might like to do it again [:)]

Thanks again to the four folks/three teams who joined my quite tired celebrations at the top!

Also dipping a TB I had with me in and out.



Snowdon Vertical Limit Extreme Geocache Event

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Hidden : Wednesday, 01 July 2009
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Geocache Description:

2.30pm - Wednesday July 1st. Having already climbed Ben Nevis, in 2005, and being in great shape -if I say so myself- I've decided to turn reclimbing it into a Three Peaks Challenge Event. The day after this event will also be my brother's 40th birthday, so he'll be joining me for all three and I'm inviting other cachers to join us at the top. The very top- The given co-ords are for the top of the trigpoint, making this Wales' highest possible cache/event!

Simply Paul at the top for a geocache event in September 2004

The Plan: I'll be leaving the car park at Pen-y-pass (359m above mean sea level) at 11.30am and intend to enjoy a steady climb suitable for non-Action Man types to the top (1085m) via the Pyg Track. Although the event is at the top, not the climb, you'd be welcome to join me.

The Event: To officially make this the highest cache/event in Wales, it'd be nice to get you up on the trig point itself. Sitting or standing... Once everyone expected to attend has arrived, or at 2.30pm if that's sooner, we'll find a sheltered spot to talk caching and swap coins and TBs to ensure this unusual event complies with Groundspeak event listing requirements. There's also a Virtual Cache, a couple of physicals and a moving virtual (ye ole survey monuments- the trig -I think) at or close to the top, but this event isn't about finding them, it's about saying 'you made it!' :)

There's a thread about this event on the UK forum

There are three other 'extreme' events around the same time: Two in Scotland: GC19G7E Britain's Third Most Remote Event Cache (Unst) and GC1EQ1C Ben Nevis Vertical Limit Extreme Geocache Event plus GC1PRQV Scafell Pike Vertical Limit Extreme Geocache Event in England.

More information to follow so please add this event to your watch list.

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[Go upwards as far as possible without leaving Wales. When you can't go any higher without wings or a ladder, stop; you're here!]

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