Having started organising 'Extreme Cache Events' in 2007 (if we
Death or Glory! event to climb Scafell Pike -England's highest-
in 2006 for a moment) with a trip to
St Kilda off the Outer Hebrides (UK's most westerly), following
it up by 'going all soft' with
St Agnes in the Isles of Scilly (UK's most southerly) in 2008
and semi-hardcore in summer 2009 on
Unst in the Shetlands (UK's most northerly) for 2010 I wanted
to do something a bit more special. And that doesn't mean a trip to
The Location: Maitresse Ile is the
main island of the Les Minquiers group
of rocks approx. 9 miles south of Jersey in the English Channel. As
such, it's the most southerly point in Britain (The Channel Isles
are a Crown Protectorate, not part of the UK).
The Event: Once everyone expected to attend has arrived,
or at 2pm 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. I also intend
to get permission to leave a cache, with a 'local' to maintain it
for me, on the island...
Also Available: I'll also be holding 'Britain's
Fourth Most Remote Event Cache (Jersey)' -GC1WD50 - meet on a
tidal off the southeast tip of Jersey for those who like their
extremes not too extreme; Rockall is further west than St Kilda,
Muckle Flugga is further north than Unst etc. but like them, no one
lives on Maitresse Ile. With that more accessible option, this
event would be a meet for the ultra committed only!
All my Channel Island events in date order:
Sunday, June 13th - GC1WD50
Britain's Fourth Most Remote Event Cache (Jersey)
Sunday, June 20th - GC22370 In The Unlikely Event... (Les
Minquiers) - this one
Friday, June 25th - GC226KJ
The Hunting of the Sark!
Saturday, June 26th - GC229XC
Herm is where the heart is!
Sunday, June 27th - GC229YY
Monday, June 28th - GC229YB
All the way to Alderney
There's a thread about these events on the UK forum