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GEOLYMPIX CHALLENGES

While Geocaching isn't a competitive game as such, many people who play it enjoy beating their personal-bests, completing various stats-based challenges, pushing themselves to solve difficult puzzle caches and difficult physical challenges too. To reflect this aspect of Geocaching, the Geolympix team is setting-up a selection of caches and series to give visitors the opportunity to achieve their geocaching goals.

A popular feature of the 2012 Oxford Geolympix was our 11 in 11 Challenge - find 11 different cache types/icons in 11 hours. While that may no longer be possible, we've not forgotten cachers who like an excuse to push themselves a bit. The following are all totally optional... if you can resist the lure of:

The "AlphaBet You Can't" Challenge.
Find a cache starting with every letter of the alphabet in a day (or longer if you like). The closest caches by initial are: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


Our famous Icon Challenge. Find as many Cache Types in one day as you can. The closest caches by type are below, but others will be released on the day as part of our FTFrenzy:
Click here for local Traditional Caches Click here for local Puzzle Caches Click here for local Multi Caches Click here for local EarthCaches Click here for local Letterbox/Hybrid Caches Click here for local Cache Events Click here for local CITO Events Click here for local Mega Events Click here for local Wherigo Caches Click here for local Virtual Caches Click here for local Webcam Caches Lab Caches - link to followClick here for local Maze Caches Click here for the 'local' APE CacheJust kidding!

Cached in the area before?
Here are the same links, but to your unfound caches

Click here for local Traditional Caches you've not found!Click here for local Traditional Caches you've not found! Click here for local Puzzle Caches you've not found!Click here for local Puzzle Caches you've not found! Click here for local Multi Caches you've not found!Click here for local Multi Caches you've not found! Click here for local EarthCaches you've not found!Click here for local EarthCaches you've not found! Click here for local Letterbox Caches you've not found!Click here for local Letterbox Caches you've not found!
Click here for local Cache Events you've not found!Click here for local Cache Events you've not found! Click here for local CITO Events you've not found!Click here for local CITO Events you've not found! Click here for local Wherigo Caches you've not found!Click here for local Wherigos you've not found! Click here for local Virtual Caches you've not found!Click here for local Virtual Caches you've not found! Click here for local Webcam Caches you've not found!Click here for local Webcam Caches you've not found!


The "Size Matters" Challenge.
Find a cache of every size in a day:
Micro | Small | Regular | Large
Other (EXC. Events/Virts/ECs/Webcams)
Other (INC. Events/Virts/ECs/Webcams)


Other statsy stuff of interest:
The D/T Matrix or Grid, centred on Ashridge. Do you have any gaps which need filling?

D1.0-T1.0|T1.5|T2.0|T2.5|T3.0|T3.5|T4.0|T4.5|T5.0
D1.5-T1.0|T1.5|T2.0|T2.5|T3.0|T3.5|T4.0|T4.5|T5.0
D2.0-T1.0|T1.5|T2.0|T2.5|T3.0|T3.5|T4.0|T4.5|T5.0
D2.5-T1.0|T1.5|T2.0|T2.5|T3.0|T3.5|T4.0|T4.5|T5.0
D3.0-T1.0|T1.5|T2.0|T2.5|T3.0|T3.5|T4.0|T4.5|T5.0
D3.5-T1.0|T1.5|T2.0|T2.5|T3.0|T3.5|T4.0|T4.5|T5.0
D4.0-T1.0|T1.5|T2.0|T2.5|T3.0|T3.5|T4.0|T4.5|T5.0
D4.5-T1.0|T1.5|T2.0|T2.5|T3.0|T3.5|T4.0|T4.5|T5.0
D5.0-T1.0|T1.5|T2.0|T2.5|T3.0|T3.5|T4.0|T4.5|T5.0

Most favoured (Favorite Point) caches around Ashridge:
Within 5miles/8Km.
Within 10miles/16Km.
Within 20miles/32Km.
Within 50miles/80Km.

Selected old caches, by month/year set. Good for the Jasmer Challenge.
Those close to the Geolympix in Bold. AT the event in Italics too!
Jun 00 Europe's First (Ireland)
Jul 00 Geocache (Belgium)
Dec 00 Scotland's First (Oldest in the UK)
Jan 01 View from Coombe Hill (England's oldest/UK's 2nd) & Tim & Jon's 1st Re-Stashed (Eng's 2nd oldest, UK's 3rd)
Feb 01 The First in Wales.
Mar 01 G'ebbes (Netherlands. No March 01 caches left in the UK)
Apr 01 Angels View (Tyne & Wear).
May 01 Percy's Cross (Northumberland).
Jun 01 The Queens Oak, Lead Mines Clough & Islay's First (UK's oldest Virt)
Jul 01 Reivers Revenge (Scottish Borders, Just!) & Where's Georges Kidney Stone (Northumberland)
Aug 01 Entology (Herts) & Tim's No 2 - The Second Attempt (UK's oldest puzzle)
Sept 01 Avebury Stone Circle (Wilts)
Nov 01 InterMissendens


Own a cache over 10 years old? You may be interested in this campaign.


The 10 oldest caches in Europe, by date set.
1. GC43. June 3rd 2000. Europe's First (Ireland)
2. GC40. July 7th 2000. Geocache (Belgium)
3. GC4D. August 11th 2000. Match Stash (Sweden)
4. GC6A. September 30th 2000. Kippers in the Jungle (Denmark)
5. GC72. September 30th 2000. Sun Gear (Finland)
6. GCF0. December 15th 2000. Scotland's First (Oldest in the UK)
7. GC103. December 28th 2000.High Tension in the Bog (Denmark)
8. GC171. January 14th 2001. View from Coombe Hill (England's oldest/UK's 2nd) - Close to the Geolympix
9. GC177. January 14th 2001. Tim & Jon's 1st Re-Stashed (Eng's 2nd oldest, UK's 3rd) - At the Geolympix!
10.
GC198. January 21st 2001. Amsterdam Urban 1 (Netherlands)


More Info:

2016 Geolympix Legacy Caches:
VS#100!: Russell's Water (Chitty/Geolympix Legacy).
Plaque Buildup II (Geolympix Legacy).

Geolympix 2012 series:
Geolympix Marathon Series 42+Km, 5 rings, 108 caches.
Geolympix Cyclerama 25 caches + bonus.
Geolympix Solar System 11 cache series.

Other Geolympix 2012 Legacy Caches:
Plaque Buildup (Geolympix FTFrenzy 1).
Oxford Needs Another Nano! (Geolympix FTFrenzy-2).
Oxford-We-Go - Geolympix legacy.
Never Mind The PuxToz (Geolympix FTFrenzy 4).
Liz Taylor Drank Here: Geolympix FTFrenzy 5 PuzTox.
Alternative Universe (Geolympix PuzTox FTFrenzy 6).
A bridge. Too far? (Geolympix FTFrenzy 7).
Camera Viewfinder (Geolympix PuzTox FTFrenzy 8).
Morris Men (Geolympix FTFrenzy 9).
Geolympix Geoff's Banana Stash.
AAND: Silent Night. Geolympix legacy.
AAND: The Argument. Geolympix legacy.
AAND: Long Time Comin' - Geolympix legacy.
Crouching Cacher Hidden Garden (Geolympix Legacy).

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