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As North As It Gets! Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 05/05/2002
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Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

A long hike and a rocky climb in the summer, a snowmobile is a better choice in the winter!

This is the most Northern geocache placed to date.

This geocache was created by the crew of Iceshelf 2002. Iceshelf 2002 was a field trial carried out by Defence Research and Development Canada (Atlantic and Ottawa). Participants in the field trial included personnel from SPAWAR San Diego, Benthos Inc., University of Victoria, and Atmospheric and Environment Services.

We have endured a month of camping on the ice of Jolliffe Bay, many visits by local polar bears, foxes, wolves and lemmings. 19 March - 16 May 2002. Enjoy our cache!

Container: white cubic plastic container with handle inside a green Reid's dairy milk crate. Container is within a cairn built from local rocks. It is located in the lee of a large rock, see the photos.

WARNING there is a cairn nearby with a plaque on it built as a memorial to David Baade, do not mistake this for the cache!


    Iceshelf 2002 badges (2);
    Navitrak WhereEver mapmaker CDs covering several national parks;
    Vise grips;
    KFP (knife, fork, spoon kit);
    rubber gloves;
    work gloves + liners;
    snow bucket and shovel (kid size);
    hand and foot warmers;
    toilet paper;
    3 sml floats;
    1 black golf ball;
    magic marker;
    staple remover;
    Post-it notes;
    a blank CD-RW.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)