Some cachers have an interest in challenging themselves by trying for a caching record. The most obvious of these is to try and find the most caches in a single day.
Previous Record Holders
Most found in 24 hours
The record holders for the most caches found in 24 hours in Australia are:
- Rabbitto found 33 on 20th November 2004 (Victoria)
- teamkittens found 43 on 1st January 2005 (Victoria)
- Rhinogeo and Facitman found 44 on 8th February 2005 (Victoria)
- team Horizons found 53 at the Dubbo Gold Rush, June 2005 (NSW)
- Rabbitto found 56 on 12th March 2005 (Victoria)
- Acts2youthgroup found 77 on 7th October 2005 (Victoria)
- HawMorFords found 101 on 16th September 2006 (Victoria)
Highest Daily Score
A daily score is defined as the total sum of the product of difficulty and terrain, which could be expressed as DAILY SCORE = SUM (DIFFICULTY * TERRAIN)
The current record holders for this are yet to be determined.
The following is a set of suggested guidelines for claiming a record.
- A record must occur in a single 24 hour period.
- caches can all be given the same log date on the internet for statistics purposes.
- Only caches that have a physical container can be included in the attempt, ie. locationless, virtual and webcam caches are ineligible
- all caches should require a visit of some description
- Everyone travelling in the group is part of the team. ie. No designated driver, no numbers man. If a person is travelling with the team they are part of the team
- The team (ie all people involved in the attempt) must:
- Visit every cache, ie. be present at the log signing
- no breaks, no rests otherwise a large team is more a relay than a team
- Not have attempted nor found the cache previously
- No one can join the team part way through the attempt.
- If a cache has multiple waypoints each point must be visited as part of the attempt, no pre-finding of physical waypoints can occur by any members of the team
- If a cache requires research prior to attendance at the physical waypoints and/or cache then some or all members of the team can complete this activity. eg completing a puzzle presented on the cache page
- Only one member of the team needs to locate the cache ie. not everyone in the group needs to independently find the box!
- The team may not seek any support for finding the cache, ie no phone a friend calls for hints, locations or even DNF confirmations
- It's about the team team finding the caches
- A DNF is a DNF, no cache no find. The team may not place a replacement cache for a lost cache then claim a find.
- To fix a DNF and make it a find requires you to know and contact the owner, not all cachers have contact details of owners. Also, it's about what you can find on the day, DNF's are just part of caching
- The team must sign the logbook, a stamp or sticker can be used but the log must include a minimum of date, team name, find number for the day, time of the find
- You have to comply with the spirit of caching, log your finds. The date, time and number gives some detail which allows some level of transparency. Call it an audit log if you like