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Simply Paul: I know everyone who came to this has logged their Attended, so I guess it's ok to archive it. Thanks again to you all [:D]

Also dipping a TB I had in my bag with me in-n-out.



Scafell Pike Vertical Limit Extreme Geocache Event

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Hidden : Wednesday, 01 July 2009
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Geocache Description:

3am - Wednesday July 1st. Having climbed Ben Nevis in 2005 & Scafell Pike in 2006 I've decided to turn reclimbing them into Three Peaks Challenge Events. The day after this event is also 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 England's highest possible cache/event!

Simply Paul at the top of Scafell Pike during a cache event in August 2006

The Plan: I'll be quietly leaving the car park at Wasdale Head (75m above mean sea level) at 11.30pm (June 30th) and intend to enjoy a steady climb suitable for non-Action Man types to the top (978m) via the Lingmell route. Although the event is at the top, not the climb, you'd be welcome to join us.

The Event: To officially make this the highest cache/event in England, 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 3.00am if that's sooner, we'll find a sheltered spot to talk caching and swap coins and TBs by torchlight to ensure this unusual event complies with Groundspeak event listing requirements. There's also a Virtual Cache, a couple of physicals and a rare 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 GC1PRQ0 Snowdon Vertical Limit Extreme Geocache Event in Wales.

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 England. When you can't go any higher without wings or a ladder, stop; you're here!]

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