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)
Current state records
- SA - 73 - Beakers Bunch (8 Oct 06)
- TAS - 36 - Aloysius7 & Prunes (2 Sep 06)
- VIC - 101 - HawMorFords (16 Sep 06)
- QLD - 62 - Bundyrumandcoke (5 Oct 06)
- NSW - 53 - Team Horizons (11 Jun 05)
- WA - 26 - nobodyZ (6 May 06)
- ACT - 23 - acts2youthgroup (14 Aug 06)
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
- 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.
- The team must sign the logbook, a stamp or sticker can be used.
- consider adding find number and time of find.
- in some form, the log needs to show the team name, date of find etc.