Challenge caches we’ve completed

What are challenge caches?

 

Challenge caches are usually represented by a ‘?‘ symbol which, in the caching world, can be referred to as Unknown/Puzzle/Mystery caches. Challenge caches are a little different in that in order to qualify to log the cache you need to match the requirements set out by the CO (cache owner). For example a cache page might read ‘In order to claim your find you will need to have found 100 Geocaches in a day.’ If you’ve not found the 100 caches within the space of 24 hours then you can’t go out and find the cache. Simples!

Our qualifying ‘challenge caches’ in alphabetical order are;

 

1000 in a year…and something else Challenge!?! – GC34MFG by BluePunch

Difficulty 5 – Terrain 4

Challenge requirements: Find 1000 caches in a year and then challenge yourself to achieve something else. Ours was to find 100 Geocaches in a day. (Check the cache page for full requirements).

Achieved on 13/09/14 with; In 2013 we found 1170 caches and for the second part of the challenge we did the CCC trail in Dorset starting at #01 CCC – Cranborne. Read more about our escapades on this one at ‘How to find 100 Geocaches in a day!’.

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Capaciousness: An Assiduous Cacher Challenge – GC3MN1V by RubyShoos

Difficulty 4.5 – Terrain 1.5

Challenge requirements: Find six of the seven cache types in a day (micro, small, regular, large, other, virtual or not chosen). (Check the cache page for full requirements).

Achieved on 15/3/14 with;

Large – Back from the brink (GC4GGM5)

Micro – The Hogs Back Reservoir #1 (GC4C9ED)

Not chosen – Seven Skyscrapers (GC497P8)

Other – The Hogs Back Reservoir #20 (GC4HWEF)

Regular – JAG002 (GC447B)

Small – JAG-IN-A-BAG (COIN CACHE) (GCB9A3).

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Church Micro 10K Challenge – GC3A28D by KnightFamily1980

Difficulty 3 – Terrain 2

Challenge requirements: You must score 10,000 points using the Church Micro points system; eg. Church Micro 985…Easeboure = 985 points within a week. (Check the cache page for full requirements).

Achieved on 17/11/14 with; 

Church Micro 1191…Milford-St John’s (GC4FTYB) – 11/11/13
Church Micro 4000…London Westminster Abbey (GC4858G) – 14/11/13
Church Micro 1544…Fetcham-Cannon Court (GC2M9NK) – 16/11/13
Church Micro 1545…Fetcham-Holy Spirit (GC2MB7G) – 16/11/13
Church Micro 43…Leatherhead (GC18GHA) – 16/11/13
Church Micro 2966…Thames Ditton -URC (GC4H5Q0) – 17/11/13


Total = 11,289

For more details on this ‘cowtastrophic’ day of caching check out my blog post ‘Geocaching: The day the cows showed us who’s boss!

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Church Micro 25K Challenge – GC3A28P by KnightFamily1980

Difficulty 3.5 – Terrain 2.5

Challenge requirements: You must score 25,000 points using the Church Micro points system; eg. Church Micro 985…Easeboure = 985 points within a week. (Check the cache page for full requirements).

Achieved on 12/02/14 with;

Church Micro 3422…West Bridgford (GC46T4T) – 09/02/14 
Church Micro 3663…West Bridgford – St Giles (GC4B76T) – 09/02/14
Church Micro 1501…West Bridgford – Spiritualist (GC494F6) – 09/02/14
Church Micro 5009…Mansfield – St Marks (GC4WW60) – 10/02/14
Church Micro 2990…Southfields (GC3WTZP) – 12/02/14
Church Micro 2596…Merton-St John The Divine (GC3DJHW) – 12/02/14
Church Micro 2579…Christ Church West Wimbledon (GC3GPG5) – 12/02/14
Church Micro 2720…St Matthew’s Wimbledon (GC3JJFT) – 12/02/14
Church Micro 1670…New Malden – Christchurch (GC2Q56M) – 12/02/14

Total = 26,150

For more details on this ‘cowtastrophic’ day of caching check out my blog post ‘Geocaching: The day the cows showed us who’s boss!

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Church Micro 50K Challenge – GC3CC4C by KnightFamily1980

Difficulty 4 – Terrain 2

Challenge requirements: You must score 50,000 points using the Church Micro points system; eg. Church Micro 985…Easeboure = 985 points within a week. (Check the cache page for full requirements).

Achieved on 30/12/14 with;

Church Micro 2551…Weybridge (GC3EAE5) – 22/12/13
Church Micro 2582…Weybridge – St James (GC3ETJB) – 22/12/13
Church Micro 3622…Calverton – St Wilfrid (GC4AK0D) – 26/12/13
Church Micro 3706…Woodborough (GC4BZ7Z) – 26/12/13
Church Micro 3383 Newark (GC46M7Y) – 27/12/13
Church Micro 3918…Eyam (GC4FTZQ) – 28/12/13
Church Micro 3917…Mansfield (GC4FYR4) – 28/12/13
Church Micro 3927…Upton St Michael’s (GC4FYA2) – 29/12/13
Church Micro 3749…Northampton-Holy Sepulchre (GC4CVC1) – 29/12/13
Church Micro 3748…Northampton – St Giles (GC4CVBQ) – 29/12/13
Church Micro 3747…Northampton-All Saints (GC4CVBF) – 29/12/13
Church Micro 3750…Northampton – New Testament (GC4CVCA) – 29/12/13
Church Micro 937…Northampton-St Peters (GC4CVAJ) – 29/12/13
Church Micro 4156…Bromley Common-St Augustines (GC4K3F3) – 30/12/13
Church Micro 4159…Trinity Bromley (GC4K38D) – 30/12/13

Total = 51,852

For more information on our quest to find the 50,000 points check out my earlier blog post ‘Challenge completed‘ and for more details on our ‘mzadventure’ to find this cache check out our ‘cowtastrophic’ day of caching at ‘Geocaching: The day the cows showed us who’s boss!‘ Funny times!

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Church Micro Date Challenge – GC3DK55 by Al 7365

Difficulty 4.5 – Terrain 1.5

Challenge requirements: Find 12 Church Micro’s on a set day in the calendar month. (Check the cache page for full requirements).

Achieved on 11/11/13 with; 

Church Micro 2965…Thames Ditton – St Nicholas – 11/12/12
Church Micro 2675…Camden Holy Cross – 11/01/13
Church Micro 2967…Weston Green – 11/02/13
Church Micro…2479 – St Mary’s Walton on Thames – 11/03/13
Church Micro…2969 – Hinchley Wood – St Christopher – 11/04/13
Church Micro…2556 – Edge Hill – Sacred Heart – 11/05/13
Church Micro…2364 – Ashford – St Matthews – 11/06/13
Church Micro…2968 – Thames Ditton – Our Lady of Lourdes – 11/07/13
Church Micro…2970 – Esher – Christ Church – 11/08/13
Church Micro…3581 – Nottingham – Thomas Helwys – 11/09/13
Church Micro…1036 – St Martha’s – 11/10/13
Church Micro…1191 – Milford – St John’s – 11/11/13

Check out our madcap adventure to claim this gruelling challenge cache over at the post ‘Challenge Completed!

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Church Micro Three Counties Challenge – GC3A28G by KnightFamily1980

Difficulty 2.5 – Terrain 2.5

Challenge requirements: Find three Church Micro caches in a 24 hour period in three different counties. (Check the cache page for full requirements).

Achieved on 17/5/14 with; 

Church Micro 2704…Wyke *Surrey*

Church Micro 5237…Cove – Baptist *Hampshire*

Church Micro 3516…Crowthorne *Berkshire*. 

For more details on this ‘cowtastrophic’ day of caching check out my blog post ‘Geocaching: The day the cows showed us who’s boss!

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Correspondent: An Assiduous Cacher Challenge – GC3MNBJ by RubyShoos

Difficulty 2.5 – Terrain 1.5

Challenge requirements: Find three letterbox caches in a day. (Check the cache page for full requirements).

Achieved on 4/5/14 with;

1 RUOK4A MEGA (GC4M5T2)

2 RUOK4A MEGA (GC4M5VB)

3 RUOK4A MEGA (GC4M5VQ).

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Divergent: An Assiduous Cacher Challenge – GC3RC6E by RubyShoos

Difficulty 4.5 – Terrain 2

Challenge requirements: Find eight different cache icons in a day (These can be any from the 18 distinct icons listed in the ‘Cache Types I’ve Found’ heading on the statistics page). (Check the cache page for full requirements).

Achieved on 4/5/14 with;

1. Letterbox – 1 RUOK4A MEGA (GC4M5T2)

2. Mega – Kent Mega 2014 (GC4PKB2)

3. Multi – Church Micro 2044…Tunbridge Wells – Baptist (GC4KJ2T)

4. Traditional – Church Micro 3222…Tunbridge Wells-St. Lukes (GC43PEC)

5. Unknown – Early Genesis #4 – Foxtrot (GC1D41H)

6. Virtual – Ye Ole Survey Monuments (GC45CC)

7. Webcam – Mole says “Stick ’em up!” (GCMXZ4)

8. Wherigo – The Farmer’s Conundrum (GC53KQA).

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Ethereal: An Assiduous Cacher Challenge – GC3MNBY by RubyShoos

Difficulty 4 – Terrain 1.5

Challenge requirements: Find three different non-physical cache types in a day (Virtual, Earth, Webcam, Event and Mega). (Check the cache page for full requirements).

Achieved on 4/5/14 with;

Virtual – Ye Ole Survey Monuments (GC45CC)

Webcam – Mole says “Stick ’em up!” (GCMXZ4)

Mega – Kent Mega 2014 (GC4PKB2).

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Forty Sortie (Challenge Cache) – GC2Z43A by Allo Vera adopted by RichieCactus

Difficulty 4.5 – Terrain 4.5

Challenge requirements: Find 40 (or more) puzzle caches in a day. (Check the cache page for full requirements).

Achieved on 4/8/13 with; The Sussex Olympic Rings Series (minus the Bronze medal) starting at Red 01 – Sussex Olympic Rings (GC3ENPH) and ending at Sussex Olympic Rings – Gold Medal Cache (GC3KF4H). The caches for this can be viewed on my Forty Sortie bookmark list and for more about the epic adventure to find our 40 in a day check out my earlier blog post ‘A Geocaching ‘MzAdventure’ of Olympic proportions!

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Geocaching Name Challenge – GC3WYRE by colincactus

Difficulty 4 – Terrain 2.5

Challenge requirements: Either find caches to spell out your Geocaching name for example; c-o-l-i-n-c-a-c-t-u-s or find caches that spell out ‘Geocaching Name Challenge’. The caches must be found in the correct order. The caches must be found within a one week period. (There are more rules on the cache page if you’d like to try this challenge then click on the link above!)

Achieved on 3/5/13 with; ‘Geocaching Name Challenge’ – this turned out to be quite an epic adventure which I’ve gone into a little more depth in at my ‘Geocaching Name Challenge‘ post! Below is a picture of our adventure!

Geocaching name challenge

Our week of mayhem!

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Gregarious: An Assiduous Cacher Challenge – GC3RC5P by RubyShoos

Difficulty 4 – Terrain 2

Challenge requirements: Attend two events in a day (Mega, Event, CITO). (Check the cache page for full requirements).

Achieved on 3/5/14 with;

CITO – KM – Camer CITO: 3rd May 2014 (GC50R29)

Event – KM – Canoes Flash Event (GC4XB4Y).

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Inscrutable: An Assiduous Cacher Challenge – GC3MN4T by RubyShoos

Difficulty 3.5 – Terrain 1.5

Challenge requirements: Find ten unknown caches in a day. (Check the cache page for full requirements).

Achieved on 19/4/13 with;

AGTSSP – A guide to solving (simple) puzzles (GC1C9W6)

AGTSSP – Stage 2 – Invictus Maneo (GC23HMT)

AGTSSP – Stage 3 – Positively Tense (GC23HMY)

AGTSSP – Stage 4 – Sweet and simple (GC23HNG)

AGTSSP – Stage 5 – Two’s Company (GC23HNM)

AGTSSP – Stage 6 – Hide and seek (GC23HNX)

AGTSSP – Stage 7 – Bus stop (GC23HP2)

AGTSSP – Stage 8 – Started in Germany (GC23HRR)

AGTSSP – Stage 9 – Much sweet wine (GC23HV7)

AGTSSP – Stage 10 – Where on (Google) Earth? (GC23HV4)

AGTSSP – Stage 11 – Take a Walk (GC23HTM)

AGTSSP – Stage 12 – The 13th man (GC23HVG)

AGTSSP – Stage 13 – Look Up (GC23HVF).

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Megacosm: An Assiduous Cacher Challenge – GC3MN3K by RubyShoos

Difficulty 5 – Terrain 1.5

Challenge requirements: Find 250 stars in a day. Calculated by sum of the D/T for example a 5/5 is worth 10 stars. (Check the cache page for full requirements).

Achieved on 4/8/13 with; The Sussex Olympic Rings Series (minus the Bronze medal) starting at Red 01 – Sussex Olympic Rings (GC3ENPH) and ending at Sussex Olympic Rings – Gold Medal Cache (GC3KF4H). The caches for this can be viewed on my Forty Sortie bookmark list (minus the Forty Sortie cache which is on there of course!).

Summary:

Black 1-12 = 53.5 stars

Blue 1-13 = 41 stars

Green 1-12 = 53.5 stars

Red 1-13 = 51 stars

Yellow 1-12 = 55 stars

Gold – 8 stars

Silver – 7.5 stars

Total – 269.5 stars :)

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Prodigious: An Assiduous Cacher Challenge – GC3MN8B by RubyShoos

Difficulty 4.5 – Terrain 1.5

Challenge requirements: Find 100 caches in a day. (Check the cache page for full requirements).

Achieved on 13/9/14 with; a combination of the CCC trail (starting at #01 CCC Cranborne – GC3EEXH ending at #94 CCC – Tyneham – GC3EFWH) and a few from a nearby trail. See my bookmark list ‘100 in a day!‘ for more details.

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Surrey Resuscitator – Challenge Cache – GC2HD75 by BaSHful

Difficulty 5 – Terrain 1.5

Challenge requirements: Find a cache that hasn’t been found in a year. (Check the cache page for full requirements).

Achieved on 7/12/13 with; The Humble Hero – (GC2V58X), by RichieCactus, we had a lot of fun on this one definitely check it out!

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