Extreme Roadtripping

The Geocaching road trip is upon us and the most difficult challenge lies in front : Find a D5 or T5 cache.    Some of you eat risk for breakfast (I know – it tastes like beacon) so this  is merely a challenge but  most cachers haven’t even done one of these caches – where do you even start? For D5 caches there are some evil mind benders out there which can drive the best puzzle solvers to insanity. Mention Masonic Cipher or 1789 to people and you’ll get the vibe. On the T5 side there are also some equal insane caches … Continue reading Extreme Roadtripping

Safety First

Fairly recently one of us had a nasty fall in a very remote location. What happened after that was the use of a PLB and probably a text-book rescue but have a read for yourself: For those who may not know, Sylvia has had a fall during a bushwalk in the West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory. Slipped on wet rocks at 5.30 am enroute to the toilet, did a backflip and landed on her back, cracked a rib and punctured her lung. Then walked 15km with a 16 kilo pack before they set the emergency beacon off. Helicopter rescue and … Continue reading Safety First

Activities update – Things with Ropes

Are you suffering from vertigo? Quick! Go to another website! Hurry up! Alright. You’re still here. Great because there will be another activity for The Melbourne Event in November. Actually there will be two more! It’s up to you what to participate in, they are all part of the event, none are compulsory and attendance at the activities is not required to claim a find on the event. Have you seen all these tree-caches popping up like mushrooms around Melbourne? Do you wonder how these weird people place and find them? Do you think, that’s something you want to learn? Great … Continue reading Activities update – Things with Ropes

Activities update – Canoeing

More great activities news for The Melbourne Event in November.  It’s up to you what to participate in, they are all part of the event, none are compulsory and attendance at the activities is not required to claim a find on the event. On to the update! We are working with Canoeing Victoria to put on some ‘Come and Try’ sessions. As boats get cheaper and cheaper and more people want to head out and get wet find boat geocaches, we want to help you do that safely. These session will cost to participate in but all equipment and instruction … Continue reading Activities update – Canoeing

Activities update – Mountaineering

Did you know that the highest cache of North America was placed by … a girl … from Melbourne … and she will be at The Melbourne Event! This is another free session and part of the activities. Anna Bolmat who successfully climbed the 6194m high Mt Denali in 2013 will talk you through the experience of mountaineering. She has also  climbed peaks in India, Nepal and recently together with her partner a couple of 4000m summits in Europe. Just lean back, hold on to your hot cup of tea and enjoy this virtual journey into the magical world of … Continue reading Activities update – Mountaineering