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Hidden : 06/11/2005
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Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is the sister cache to GCMDR8, a fairly straight forward Puzzle cache with a German theme in the Blackford Hill area. Please trade German souvenirs for your Scottish ones.

I am originally from Berlin but I live in Edinburgh now. Having placed a cache in Berlin that is based on knowledge obtainable from Scottish cache pages, this is now the equivalent in Edinburgh based on knowledge obtainable from German cache pages. Please swap in Scottish souvenirs for the German ones; I will take them to Berlin and place them in the cache there.

Please note: unlike its complement in Berlin, this cache is located on difficult terrain. I strongly suggest, you wear boots, long sleeves and perhaps even gloves. Make sure you always got a good steady hold - while I don't think it is dangerous, sliding down the hill on your backside through thorny vegetation is probably not desirable.

This is definitely NOT one for beginners, children or those who are afraid of heights.

Added 16/9/2006: In light of recent events I have re-evaluated the cache site and would like to add two comments to stop people from straying onto dangerous terrain:

- you don't need to go higher than the (only proper) tree in the area
- an (animal?) trail leads you within 5m of the cache, so if you find yourself fighting gorse bushes, you are probably wrong

Use your own judgement and don't insist on doing it if you don't feel comfortable.

The cache is located at : 55°55.(B-E)(F)(A-C)'N, 3°11.(F-E)(F-B)(D+C-E)'W

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P.S. The first person to log a find on both caches will get a geocaching related book from me.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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