Traditional Geocache

78°N - Svalbard

A cache by Laila, Steffen, Alwin, Marieke Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/12/2002
In Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is one of the worlds northernmost caches!
It is hidden at 78°N and 515 m above sea level in beautiful arctic surroundings close to the city of Longyearbyen at Svalbard/Spitsbergen. Although the terrain is steep with loose rocks at some parts, a visit is highly recommended!

During a summer course at Svalbard I decided to place a GPS cache hoping for it to be the worlds northernmost!
Through brief search at the geocaching.com pages I realized that there are people hiding caches everywhere, even at
82°N in Nunavut, Canada ("As North As It Gets!" by Iceshelf 2002 Research Team, May 2002)!!!! (visit link)

Impressive!!!

My cache is placed at the mountain Sarkofagen at "only"
78°N and can be reached by foot from Nybyen (totally 3h).

The cache is hidden in the lowest (of 2, so far...) pile of rocks at the very top with a fabulous view over Longyearbyen and the many surrounding glaciers, mountain peaks and valleys!

So people, go and get it!!
Or enjoy the pictures from the hiding!!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Vs lbh trg gb gur gbc lbh pnag zvff gur pnpur hayrff vg vf erzbirq ol Zbgure Angher...

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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