About ArktiS

Heron in Frederiksberg Have, Copenhagen.I like geocaching for several good reasons. One of the reasons is that this sport has made me visit a lot of places I have never seen or even heard of before.

 

A bit of ArktiS' history

Original StashOn July 19, 2013 at 08:30 am. ArktiS visited the spot where the first geocache in the World – today marked with the »Original Stash Tribute Plaque« – was placed by Dave Ulmer on May 3, 2000 just a few days after Selective Availability (SA) was turned off by order of the U.S. President Bill Clinton so it no longer only was the U.S. military that would get accurate GPS positions from the satellites. When Selective Availability (SA) was turned off the accuracy of civilian GPS was increased from apx. 330 ft to about 66 ft. This accelerated the use of GPS for car navigation and geocaching as we know it today.

 

10 years with GeocahingOn January 5, 2013 at 11 am. it was precisely 10 years ago ArktiS found his first cache, »All Red Trees«, which was found on January 5, 2003 at 11 am.

 

Groundspeak HeadquartersOn July 13, 2011 at 02:00 pm. ArktiS visited the »Mecca of Geocaching« in Seattle, Washington, USA, and logged the cache »Groundspeak Headquarters« at 02:08 as his 'Found it!' no. 1,293. The 8 minutes did not pass because the cache was hard to find, but there were other geocachers in the queue ...

 

ArktiS found no. 1,000On Maj 6, 2007 at 01:10 pm. ArktiS found geocache no. 1,000, and became a proud member of »Club 1,000«, which actually only means that a geocacher has found 1,000 caches or more.

 

ArktiS' GéoLutin »CanYouCache the Dragon«On September 6, 2003 ArktiS became the first Danish geocacher to register his own GéoLutin»CanYouCache the Dragon«. GéoLutins are French "parallels" to Travel Bugs. ArktiS' GéoLutin»CanYouCache the Dragon« – reached its destination in Austria but disappeared shortly after.

 

Bad weather at »North of Broen«, Malmö, Sweden.On July 27, 2003 ArktiS became the first Danish geocacher to log a 'Found it!' number 200. The cache »North of Broen« is located in Malmö, Sweden, and was found just before the weather turned extremely bad.

 

ArktiS No. 1 in DenmarkFrom July 2003 to February 2004 ArktiS was no. 1 on the list of Danish geocachers with the highest number of found caches.

 

»Man or Mouse?« – Danish Event-Cache 2004On May 22, 2004 Gundrup & ArktiS managed the great big Danish event cache, »Man or Mouse?« – Danish Event-Cache 2004. The first round was »Geocaching Classic«, and the cache »Man or Mouse?« – GC 06 has been been kept alive since then to commemorate the event. It is still active. The second round was »Geocaching Special«, and consisted of eksperimental caches, ie. Gundrup's innovative version of the the first Danish nano-cache: A microscopic plastic tube drilled into a stone, and left amongst apx. 25 similar stones in the forest, Ravnsholtskoven.

 

Bongo 2003On May 24, 2003 Gundrup & ArktiS after putting some real effort into it won the great big Danish event cache of the year, Bongo 2003, which also meant that they had to organize the great big Danish event cache, »Man or Mouse?« – Danish Event-Cache 2004, the following year.

 

Logging »The First in Hareskov« in Værløse.On January 5, 2003 at 11:10 am. ArktiS logged his first cache, »All Red Trees«, and on February 12, 2003 at 02:03 pm. ArktiS logged his second cache, »The First in Hare-skov«.

ArktiS' Geocaching Milestones

Signal the Frog
Signal The Frog having a ball at home in Groundspeak Headquarters, Seattle, WA, USA, July 2011.

No. Date Name
1,750 2017-05-16 Peaks View Park Rain Garden
1,700 2016-05-17 Three Rivers Cemetary
1,650 2014-07-01 Bathampton
1,600 2013-10-13 A Funny Way to Ride the Rails #2
1,550 2013-07-15 Box Canyon: A Prime Slot
1,500 2013-05-19 Barolo!
1,450 2012-09-01 Le calcaire coquillier d'Athéna
1,400 2012-06-15 FMT NR. 8 anden omgang
1,350 2012-04-05 Allerød - Hovedstaden - Danmark
1,300 2011-07-27 Merles skat
1,250 2011-07-07 Yellowstone - A Must Visit Place
1,200 2011-06-01 Lige til at plukke?
1,150 2010-04-13  Amiata
1,100 2008-03-29 De To Træer
1,050 2007-06-11 Secret Fort Ord TH: Toro Housing
1,000 2007-05-06 Spejderstenen
950 2007-03-18 "Citronen"
900 2007-03-01 A Box Full of Gas
850 2007-02-03 Lyngby Fort
800 2006-12-22 Nivå Teglværk
750 2006-12-03 Danske Geocoin Bank
700 2006-06-11 Rundetårn
650 2006-05-06 Danish Logo
600 2006-03-25 Reaching for the sky
550 2006-02-25 Pude badsjö [py'dde h'oulla]
500 2005-12-23 Borre Voldsted
450 2004-11-21 Hakkemosen
400 2004-08-21 Forest Playground Nøddebo
350 2004-04-25 Klyden
300 2004-01-24 Catch the TB
250 2003-10-26 Arboretum Walkabout
200 2003-07-27 North of the Bridge
150 2003-06-30 Myrbrocksberg
100 2003-05-16 Crossroads
50 2003-04-18 The Extra One
1 2003-01-05 All Red Trees
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