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Katchberg Pass (21%)

A cache by Marrakesj & Felsgeggi Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/26/2014
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Katschberg Pass (21%)

Katschberg Pass (el. 1,641 m (5,384 ft)) is a high mountain pass in the Central Eastern Alps in Austria between Rennweg am Katschberg in the state of Carinthia and Sankt Michael im Lungau in Salzburg. It connects the Carinthian Katsch Valley in the south with the historic Lungau region of Salzburg (present-day Tamsweg district) and the Mur river in the north, from where the road leads further on to the Radstädter Tauern Pass. The Katschberg also separates the Hohe Tauern range in the west from the Nock Mountains in the east.

Though the pass was probably already known to the Celtic Taurisci and later was part of a Roman Road from Teurnia to Iuvavum (Salzburg), it was first mentioned in a 1459 deed, then at the border between the Duchy of Carinthia and the Archbishopric of Salzburg. Mail was first sent over the pass in 1764. In 1929, the first restaurant was opened which later became a four-star hotel. In 1957, Matthias Bogensperger built the first ski lift on the Tschaneck mountain. It became one of the largest private ski resorts, with 10 lifts by 1997. Today, the Katschberg-Aineck area counts 16 lifts and 60 km (37 mi) of trails stretching from the Tschaneck to the Aineck mountain and beyond the crest to Sankt Margarethen im Lungau.

Parallel to the Katschbergstraße (B 99), which is now a regional highway, since 1974 the Tauern Autobahn crosses the chain through the 5,898 m (19,350 ft) long Katschberg Tunnel.

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Answer the following questions to find A,B,C,D and E. You will find the cache at:

N 47 03.ABC

E 013 36.DEF

Question 1.

On one part of the Katschbergpass, there is an advise to use a specific gear of the gearbox. Which gear should be used ? This plus four = A.

Question 2.

When was the first ski lift build on the Tschaneck mountain ? The third digit of the year = B.

Question 3.

How high is the Katschberg Pass in meters ? The third digit of the height in meters = C.

Question 4.

What is the Austrian number for the Katschbergstraße ? The last digit of the number = D.

Question 5.

The Katschberg Pass is not by far the highest paved road in Europe. How high in meters is the highest paved road in Europe ? The last digit of the height in meters = E.

Question 6.

Leaving the Tauernautobahn and going up the Katschbergpass from the Kärnten side (the south) in summer, how many times do you cross water (as in running water in a stream or river) before you reach the Salzburg side ? Distract 1 = C (Hint: geocaching.com)

You are looking for a small green, waterproof, container. It was placed when there was 3 meters of snow, so the chances that is covered with snow are small…

Though it can be really quiet here, there are also moments there are a lot of muggles around. So use stealth when needed…

Happy caching!

Marrakesj

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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