Extreme geocaching in Australia?

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Extreme geocaching in Australia?

Post by maemae » 30 September 03 2:22 am

Hi, we'll be in Australia, near Melbourne, in early November, and we'd like to try "extreme" geocaching while we're there if anyone is going and we can tag along...be happy to share in the expense...doesn't have to be near Melbourne, we can go anywhere, really. Never been to Australia, everywhere's exciting to us!

Please email us at leianderson@yahoo.com if you've got a trip planned and would like a couple of intrepid New Yorkers along.

thanks,
leigh and dave

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Post by swampgecko » 30 September 03 7:39 am

How do you define extreme geocaching? If you attempt an Ideology cache, it is going to be extreme anyway........

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Post by The Ginger Loon » 30 September 03 10:20 am

Swampy why don't you take them to do The Final Cut...

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Post by maemae » 30 September 03 11:52 am

I guess I define "extreme" as anything more than a walk in the park...how extreme does it get? I've heard helicopters and scuba? What's an Ideology cache? What's the final cut?

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Post by Derringer » 30 September 03 2:58 pm

You could have a go at "Beyond the Cap"
Grade 4 1/2 - nobody in Victoria is leaping up to get to it.
or try "On a Clear Day" for a little bit more uphill.
Even "Lakeside" takes some getting to.
If you have access to a 4wd, then "3D" and "A Terrible View" would be entertaining, or even "Cinnabar" - if you like a little history.
If you like a LONG walk - "Corner Capers" would suit.
All are in Victoria.
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Post by Team Piggy » 30 September 03 3:09 pm

How about http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... 3f5fec8e6d a 5/5 cache here in sunny South Oz.

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Post by ToolkiT » 30 September 03 3:48 pm

I remember there was one in the blue mountains that involved abseiling...
Forgot the name though :(

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Post by dcr » 30 September 03 5:53 pm

ToolkiT wrote:I remember there was one in the blue mountains that involved abseiling...
Possibly the one through Claustral Canyon placed by Blocko & Badger?
Claustrophobia (GC369E) it is a 5/5.

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Post by riblit » 30 September 03 6:36 pm

<b>ToolkiT</b> wrote:
I remember there was one in the blue mountains that involved abseiling...
Forgot the name though
<a href="http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... x?wp=GCC44" target="_blank">Drop Dead Gorgeous </a> fits the category.<br>

<b>maemae</b> wrote:
What's an Ideology cache? What's the final cut?
an Ideology cache is a cache placed by <a target="_blank" href="http://ideology.geocaching.com.au/">Ideology</a><br>

The Final Cut is a <a href="http://teamchaos.geocaching.com.au/cach ... hp?id=9415" target="_blank">Team Chaos</a> cache<br>

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Post by ToolkiT » 30 September 03 6:39 pm

riblit wrote: <a href="http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... x?wp=GCC44" target="_blank">Drop Dead Gorgeous </a> fits the category.<br>
thats the one!

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Post by EcoTeam » 30 September 03 7:06 pm

Yep, I'd say that Claustraphobia would have to be the most "extreme" cache in NSW. Some others require days of walking, or big abseil drops, or rock climbing etc, but Claustraphobia requires abseiling waterfalls, rockclimbing, extensive swimming in 10deg water, 500m descent and ascent and a hole lot more. At least 5 people have died in Claustral canyon over the years, so it's serious business. Although to a proficient canyoner in good weather (i.e not raining), it's pretty simple.

Our new virtual cache Wild Boar would be up the list too, if you do it the hard way that is.

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Post by Team Pathfinder » 01 October 03 5:08 pm

We have set a couple of extreme caches over here - Pilbara Western Australia. Probably a bit of a hike for you if you are heading to the east coast but here are some anyway!!
Burringah - the worlds largest rock. (no prizes for guessing where the cache is there!!! http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... x?ID=91594

The Edge of Nowhere cache - name says it all!! http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... x?ID=76382

The Egyptian Experience - Pyramid and all!! Definately not for the faint hearted!!!
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... x?ID=74736

Theres not a lot to do on the weekends up here so we work on setting tough caches, ha ha.

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Post by Threepwood » 01 October 03 8:52 pm

For me, extreme is, at dusk, on a rainy day, trying to convince the team to go for that elusive 5th cache for the day with a car full of screaming tired kids and a fed up overcached wife! Alternatively, how about trying to convince the 3yo that she needs to leave the TB that has recently become 'fave toy of the week' in a cold plastic bucket in the middle of the bush! Now that's EXTREME! ;) Or perhaps I'm mellowing in middle age?

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scuba/helicopter?

Post by maemae » 02 October 03 1:17 am

We're novice rockclimbers, though we could brush up before we leave so I guess Drop Dead Gorgeous is out -- perhaps a cache that requires merely a four-wheel drive and a hike and perhaps swimming would be sufficient. Tho does anyone know of any caches where one needs scuba or a helicopter to get to? I'd like to try 39 Green Ghosts -- how experienced a diver does one have to be? Is anyone planning to try that one in November?

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Post by Team Pathfinder » 02 October 03 11:10 am

Threepwood wrote:For me, extreme is, at dusk, on a rainy day, trying to convince the team to go for that elusive 5th cache for the day with a car full of screaming tired kids and a fed up overcached wife! Alternatively, how about trying to convince the 3yo that she needs to leave the TB that has recently become 'fave toy of the week' in a cold plastic bucket in the middle of the bush! Now that's EXTREME! ;) Or perhaps I'm mellowing in middle age?
Yep, I've had a rethink and THAT is EXTREME!!!!!! Definately think we will still with our version of the word.

Happy geocaching!! :lol:

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