What is the Explorer 120 Challenge?
||The cache is called the Explorer 120 Challenge because each of the 120 different caches you need to have found to qualify must be in a different British Ordnance Survey grid square as depicted on the Explorer 120 Chichester South Harting & Selsey map.
|The caches can be of any type, previous finds qualify (including those finds now archived and events attended (even if you were the host)), in fact just about any cache other than those you have placed yourself can be counted.
|To find out more about this and other Explorer Challenge caches, go to www.pppgeo.co.uk/explorer.html which has been created to complement the cache series.
and "finish" to the east of Selsey Bill at SZ 90000 92000 (not shown as its in the sea!), so giving a possible thirty (92 to 22) northing squares and twenty two (68 to 90) easting squares. 660 squares in total in which you need to find a cache in 120 different squares to qualify.
||The grids on the map "start" in the north west corner near East Meon at SU 68 000 22 000
From personal experience I know how time consuming trying to determine which of 660 squares of an OS map a cache qualifies for, although of course the British Grid reference is given at the top of each cache page just below the main co-ordinates shown in bold, as circled below.
For the purposes of this challenge the published co-ordinates of all caches, including Unknown/Mystery and Multi caches are those that are to be used when determining which square a cache counts towards.
To help those of you that want to plan your finds a GSAK Macro has been written which produces a web page of your finds and any unfound caches in your current GSAK database selection that count toward this cache.
UPDATE JULY 2017:there is now a projectgc.com checker for this challenge, see http://project-gc.com/Challenges/GC3CW70/22104
When you have found the 120 caches you need to provide proof of that fact to be eligible to claim a find on the cache; this can be via one of any number of different methods you may have available:
- Manually List the 120 cache codes and names in corresponding grid reference order in your found log!
- Paste the output of the projectgc.com checker into your log
- Create a public bookmark list<>/li>
- Send the GSAK Macro generated file to us via our profile or add it to your profile page
- Send us your "My Finds" Pocket Query and we will run the GSAK Macro for you and let you know if you qualify and if not which squares you still need to find a cache in to qualify
Any finds without proof of qualification will of course be deleted! Have fun!
League table of squares filled by finders shown below: (those in grey have not found the cache as yet)
||Tebby In Chi