Geocache saves mountain climbers

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Geocache saves mountain climbers

Post by Slider & Smurf » 16 January 08 6:20 pm

Thought you folks would appreciate this story, all over the news today here -<br>
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http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/l ... 5m.html<br>
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A couple of climbers got stuck on Mt Hood in Oregon, and dug themselves a snow cave - right on top of a geocache. The contents included the cache's coordinates, so they were able to phone in their location and get rescued.<br>
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They promised to take locator beacons next time they went climbing ;-)

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Post by CaleD » 16 January 08 8:17 pm

How conveniently lucky!

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Post by Teglian » 16 January 08 9:06 pm

That's so cool! Very lucky for those guys as well.

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Post by 2dudez » 16 January 08 11:01 pm

Did they sign the logbook? :lol:

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Post by team unicycle » 17 January 08 12:01 am

Then they loaded their Jeep Cherokee to drive off the mountain.
How odd, that they should name the type of car, or do Jeep have some affiliation with the paper?

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Post by mtrax » 18 January 08 2:13 pm

Geocache = GCRZCP

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Post by zactyl » 18 January 08 6:09 pm

Strange that it's the only cache in Jeremy's "Caches in the News" bookmark list. There was that one in Sydney where someone found a child porn stash, and you'd think there'd be any number of bomb scare ones in the US... :P

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Post by Alansee » 21 January 08 11:28 am

At first I thought "what are the odds of that?! digging a snowcave right on top of a geocache - that is REAL needle in a haystack stuff - odds of about a billion to one!"

But they didn't - they were out and about the next day when they came across it. Still amazing given that caches are supposed to be hidden, but the odds were a little better!

Still a good story. :D

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