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Simply Paul: Time to put this event to bed. Thanks so much to all the brave (foolish?) souls who came along and helped make it an adventure to remember! It was all I hoped it would be (except perhaps the low cloud. And the vomit) and I think everyone else had a good time. I hope the travel items still booked in get sorted out soon.

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Britain's Most Remote Event Cache (St. Kilda)

A cache by Simply Paul Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : Friday, 22 June 2007
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size:   not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

The British Isles' most remote islands, St. Kilda in the North Atlantic, is a wild and beautiful location. They say caching takes you to places you'd never otherwise visit. This event certainly will!

Map of St Kilda. Click here for more info on the islands.

This event has been organised with help and support from the National Trust for Scotland and is provisionally set for FRIDAY the 22nd of JUNE 2007. This date may have to be moved to Saturday the 23rd if the weather is too rough to get to the island on the 22nd. The last place on the Orca (other ways of getting to the island are still available!) has gone at the time of writing. Please add the event to your watchlist for news when it's available.

Having climbed Snowdon in 2004, Ben Nevis in 2005 and Scafell Pike in 2006, all for cache events, I thought it'd be interesting to go 'out' rather than 'up' in 2007. My first target, Rockall, proved to be too hard to get to and too dangerous to get onto - also too small to offer visitors much to look at! St Kilda is a much better prospect. :)

Depending on anyone dropping out (please leave a note saying if you'd like to come), £140 seats on a boat called The Orca may become available, sailing from Harris (visit kildacruises.co.uk) but anyone with the skills and equipment (their own boat!) to reach the island is welcome. Even with the Orca full, other routes to St Kilda, from Oban and Ullapool for example, are still available and the event is still open to all cachers. ALL attendees must follow St Kilda byelaws, seen here. The location is ecologically and archaeologically delicate so great care must be taken on the island. Sorry dog owners, but no dogs are allowed on the islands due to the number of sea birds nesting there.

It's also planned to leave a physical cache on Hirta, the main island, to celebrate the event, again with the help of the National Trust for Scotland.

Trig fans! As a part of this adventure, we plan to visit the UK's most remote trigpoint, TP6131. It's a mere 63.9km (39.7 miles) from the next one.

Further details when additional information is available. There's also a UK forum thread about this event.

June 8th update: There's an event on Harris too now!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[If you can't find an island, you're playing the wrong game!]

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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