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Didn't find it MrDanielHarka couldn't find Ariel sin cache

Friday, June 5, 2015Rogaland, Norway

Alright, so... I just came home from a christian youth meeting when this cache plinged on my phone, so I jumped in my gummy boots and then in the car and drove off to the Makrellen(GC5WZX0) cache. Got an STF there with Sykkelfantomet at 22:57.

Then I checked my phone and saw that one more cache has been published, only 5 kilometers from where I was standing. I checked the attributes and it only said "Scenic View" so I thought I'd give this a shot. I saw that it was T4,5, but I thought that if Ariel made it to the top (as the description said), then I should too. I drove off and parked the car a little after 23:15. I started running in the direction of the waypoint and climbed up when I arrived at it. Then I climbed up. And up. And up. It became more and more difficult to climb, but I thought that it was a T4,5 after all, so what the heck, I'm gonna keep climbing. Then it got even harder, so I thought I'd probably turn back and climb down, since it's not safe to climb up. The only problem was that it's often more difficult to climb down than climbing up. So I thought I'd make it to the top and find an other way down.

So, I continued climbing and it got even harder and harder. The way became steeper and steeper, but there was no going back anymore. It also started raining. I was 17 meters from the cache at around 00:30 and I just didn't find any way to go even higher. It was also almost impossible to climb down. I was stuck. o: I tried to find a grip to climb higher, but I couldn't find any. I went back and forth at that little spot I found until almost 01:00 then I called the police for help. I told them a helicopter or some pro mountain climbers are needed, because I'm at a very steep place. They said that it's alright and sent two men with a dog.

A dog patrol. When they arrived at around 02:40 they confirmed that it is indeed f***ing steep ("Det er jo jævlig bratt." - their words, not mine.). Just as I told them in the phone. So they called a helicopter... and I was freezing like hell, so I was dancing on that little safe spot I found, while I was waiting. The police didn't go anywhere while we waited for the copter, so they probably thought I was totally nuts, when I was moving and dancing up there, so I wouldn't freeze to death.

The Sea King finally arrived at around 03:30 and picked me up at around 03:40. I was gonna take a selfie mid-air, but I was so cold that my whole body was shaking, so I didn't want to risk losing my phone. There was a health check on board and the army man asked me what was I doing there at night. I answered his question with an another one:

Do you know what Geocaching is?

Yeah, I do. - He replied. - Do you know what darkness is?

I said I know, but common sense is not my strongest side. Anyway,I was taken to Sola Airport, then I was put in a taxi and that drove me home. I got home at around 05:00. What a night. ([ :


Police Twitter posts:

Part I.

Part II.

The only thing that is NOT true is in the articles/tweets is that I was lost, because I wasn't. I knew exactly where I was. Not like that helped me, but still... ([ :

View @ Ariel sin cache
infoThis is the original cache type consisting, at a bare minimum, a container and a log book. Normally you'll find a tupperware container, ammo box, or bucket filled with goodies, or smaller container ("micro cache") too small to contain items except for a log book. The coordinates listed on the traditional cache page is the exact location for the cache.
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