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Forty Sortie (Challenge Cache) Mystery Cache

Hidden : 07/17/2011
4.5 out of 5
4.5 out of 5

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Warning - the checker on Project-GC does NOT take into account all the various conditions of this Challenge... please only use it with caution. Passing the checker does NOT guarantee you qualify.

A Challenge Cache

The cache IS at these coordinates, but you must meet the puzzle's requirements, listed below, in order to log a find.

number (cardinal) /'fôrte/
The number equivalent to the product of four and ten; ten less than fifty; 40.
40 (forty) is the natural number following 39 and preceding 41.

noun /?sôr'te/ /'sôrte/
An attack made by troops coming out from a position of defense.
A short trip or journey.


Find forty (or more) puzzle caches in one day... a pretty tough physical challenge to compliment all that mental activity expended in solving the puzzles in the first place!

1. Find 40 or more Puzzle Caches in one day.
2. A day begins and ends at midnight, and is of course 24 hours long.
3. Caching Teams are allowed - BUT - Cumulative team efforts do not count. (see below).
4. A caching 'Name' that represents more than one cacher - the 'Name' will qualify as long as (at least) 1 member has found 40.
5. 'Find' means locate the cache and sign it's log sheet. The webpage logging can happen anytime.
6. Sortie's in the past are ok, as long as they can be verified and comply with these rules.
7. The cacher must submit a link to a shared list, of all the caches he or she found (see below).
8. This puzzle can be included.
9. No re-finding puzzles you have already found.
10. No finding your own puzzles.
11. Only puzzles placed in the UK.
12. Only puzzles.
13. Challenge Puzzles may be included.
14. 'Clever-clogs' who try to bend these rules will be excluded!
++. Any other rules I might think of !

If in doubt - please contact me for clarification (before heading out on your sortie). I will delete any logs that don't meet the rules!!.

Cumulative Sorties

These do not count. Example 1: Four cachers each find 10 puzzles. Example 2: Jack and Jill cache under the name of 'UpHill'. On a circuit of 40 puzzles, Jack logs 20 and Jill logs 20. Obviously Rule 4. applies.

Shared Bookmark List

If possible, please create a bookmark list of your 40+ qualifying caches. If you include this cache in your list, then a hyperlink will automatically displayed on the right of the challenge cache web page. Note: A single bookmark list for the whole series will be fine provided the caches are clearly labeled. Also, please include your caching name in the bookmark list name or provide a link to the bookmark list in your log. (Thanks to BaSHful for this rule). If you are unable to make a bookmark, then please list all the caches in your log.

Solo v Team or Name

This is just for fun - and to acknowledge the extra effort of doing this cache 'solo'. By default, I shall assume solvers of this challenge did it as a team or name, unless you convince me otherwise. Obviously I can't check so it's down to folks honesty. Solo means the cacher found and logged the caches on their own, AND did their own transport (were not assisted by someone else).

I will also maintain a list on this webpage of the successful finders - good luck and stay safe.

Note: the cache rating is for the physical and mental effort of your Sortie!

Top 20 Results:

Cacher Sortie Date No. of Finds Solo/Team
FTF: Gullands Sat. 13th Aug 2011 41 Caches, ( Gullands' Forty Sortie List) Solo
2ndTF: Woking Wonders (WW1) Sat. 1st Oct 2011 50 Caches, (WW's Nifty 50) Solo
3rdTF: We do checks and cache Sun 17th Apr 2011 53 Caches (The over fifties sortie) Team
4. RichieCactus Fri 1st Apr 2011 61 caches (Friday Frenzy) Solo
5. mashworth Sat 25th Feb. 2012 47 caches (40 Sortie/200 Stars Challenge) Solo
6. buzio Mon 15th May. 2012 41 caches (40 Puzzles in a day) Solo
7. trollers Sat 7th July 2012 40 caches (Trollers' Forty Sortie) Solo
8. Number six Weds 18th July 2012 51 caches (Olympic Rings) Solo
9. mellers Tues 26th June 2012 63 caches (Forty Sortie) Team
10. colincactus Weds 1st Aug 2012 40 caches (Forty Sortie) Team
11. DTJM Sat 4th Aug 2012 40 caches (DTJM's Forty Sortie) Team
12. PetersfieldPoodlePosse Mon 30th July 2012 52 caches (PPP 40 Sortie) Solo
13. SomersetCache Weds 15th Aug 2012 45 caches (Somersetcache Forty Sortie) Solo
14. wendykmj Mon 13th Aug 2012 43 caches (wendkmj FortyThree) Solo
15. IceColdUK & =Andy_R Sat 20th Oct 2012 49 caches (IceColdUK, =Andy_R & MIA's Olympic Adventure) Team
16. Broyleboxers Sat 20th Oct 2012 42 caches (Broyleboxers Answer to Life, the Universe and Caching) Solo
17. MrCryptic Mon 18th Feb 2013 45 caches (MrCryptics Forty Sortie) Solo
18. teamkiisseli, Laughalot and Taylan isa Sun 10th Mar 2013 51 caches (teamkiisseli, Laughalot and Taylan isa Forty Sortie) Team
19. smithcox Sun 3rd Mar 2013 42 caches (smithcox Forty Sortie) Team
20. Herts_Skip Fri 29th Mar 2013 42 caches (Herts_Skip Forty Sortie) Team

Special "SORTIE BEYOND SANITY" award - "Breaking the it-cannot-be-done-100-barrier !":

Cacher Sortie Date No. of Finds Solo/Team
Mario McTavish Sun. 22nd Sept 2013 161 Caches, ( Marios List) Solo
Coin-Man, KinkyWeasel & I'm Hiding I'm Hiding Thur 13th Aug 2015 112 Caches, ( Forty Sortie) Team

Need a bigger challenge? - see my new The I'm Gary Honey Challenge Cache

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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