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challengeservice24: Dear Geocachers, dear friends of the Solomon Islands, Ladies and Gentlemen,

This cache is now history.

We, the Challengeservice24, have put all our resources into the creation of this cache. We even risked our good reputation with Groundspeak, thereby seriously endangering the foundation of our business model. Some of you wondered, why the reviewer published a listing like this. Well, actually he didn't. We first had to significantly expand our connections all across the globe. In the end, it would not have been possible without the help of Clinton1020 from Australia. Thank you very much, mate! As it were, we ended up with a cache listing, which was as controversial as it was unique among the 3 million+ caches listed on A highlight in the history of the Challengeservice24, if we may say so.

At this point, we would like to sincerely thank all our finders for their logs. Many were great adventure reports, others were, well, less inspired. We hope, that you all enjoyed the experience.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. As has been explained in our note on April 18th, certain necessities force us to withdraw this listing. We apologize for any inconveniences.

With best regards

Public Relations Department


From Guadalcanal to Isarkanal

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Hidden : 07/04/2015
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Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Please note:
The final is quite a distance from the cache coordinates.
You'll need to fly by plane around the globe in order to sign the logbook.

On Guadalcanal, the largest of the Solomon Islands, you can find many relics, memorials and monuments, which commemorate the battles fought on the island during the Second World War. To find this geocache, you will visit four memorial sites in and around Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands.

Stage 1: S 09° 25.788 E 159° 57.456

Here you'll see a nautical device.
A = ___ Number of letters of the common name of the device

The whole object consists of three "sections". Go to the biggest.
B = ___ The number of minutes mentioned

Now go the the middle one. Look for the date (mentioned at least twice).
C = ___ Number of the day

Stage 2: S 09°26.559 E 159°57.460

Go to the star in the middle.
D = ___ Number of letters of the next to last word on the plaque (a common three-letter abbreviation counts as one word)

Look around and get a good overview of the area!
E = ___ Very last digit on the very lower right corner
F = ___ Number of "Tassafaronga"

Stage 3: S 09°28.247 E 159°58.092

See something interesting?
G = ___ Number of the first Japanese Infantry Regiment mentioned in the first paragraph
H = ___ Number of the first American Infrantry Regiment mentioned in the first paragraph

Stage 4: S 09°25.645 E 160°02.700

J = ___ Number of long outstretched legs this object stands on

Look for a plaque on the ground nearby. (about 15m to the north-east)
K = ___ Number of letters of the 2nd word in the 6th line
L = ___ Number in the middle of the last line
M = ___ Position in the alphabet (A=1 ... Z=26) of the first letter in the 3rd line

Now it's time to board the plane!


N (2*(A/3)*C*(B+C)*10000 + (3*E+2*B+D)*1000 - F*20 + K*(G+H) - 4*G + 2*L + 4) / 100000 °
E ((D+A)*C*10000 + (A+B+C+J)*1000 + G + H - (J+K)*20 + 2*M - 31) / 100000 °

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