2008-05-26 27 -80
- Geohashers transport an actual couch
to the hash, where they get stuck in a swamp
This is a gallery of amazing geohashing achievements, hilariously described catastrophes or otherwise cool adventures that demonstrate the spirit and practice of geohashing. They aren't all events like the first one-legged unicycle ascent of Mount Everest. Many are things anyone could do, but these people did. Some of the early ones may not seem so extraordinary now, but in the first few weeks of geohashing it was a source of amazement that the sport worked at all. The bar continues to be raised. Add to the gallery if you know of a story that you think deserves a wider audience. Choose an appropriate category and place it in date order, most recent at the top. Include a one-line description that reveals the amazingness.
Conquering Nature, Technology and Bodily Weakness
- 2012-03-02 58 18 - Geohasher dares a geohash on rotten ice, using a wetsuit, kiddy boat and a wooden plank.
- 2009-04-11 36 -84 - Rappelling over cliffs in search of a river canyon geohash.
- 2008-12-13 41 -74 - A double-midnight-police-frozen-virgin-no-batteries-minesweeper geohash.
- 2008-10-31 -32 138 - Solo geohasher battles the untamed Australian wilderness.
- 2008-10-31 59 11 - Reaching the (then) coldest Geohash after wading through (even colder) waist deep water.
- 2008-09-21 49 -123 - Navigating on rubber rafts in the dark. Includes a deflating boat, a lost paddle and a broken oar.
- 2008-09-01 49 -124 - 282km via bike, kayak, and ferry, more than 22 hours total travel time.
- 2008-08-07 52 12 - A rubber boat is carried over fifty km by bicycle to reach a water hash.
- 2008-07-12 47 -122 - Three people reached a water hash on board a catamaran.
- 2008-06-01 -35 148 - Logging trails, improvised bridges, thorny ditches, and a picnic.
Setting New Records
|All stops in consecutive order:
- St. Pölten, Linz, Passau, Landhut, München, Plezen, Tabor, Jihlava, Brno, Olomouc, Bratislava, Wien
- Sourcerer provided this (his words!) "Table of awesomeness"
- A - Inaccessible mountain forest.
- B - Backup hashpoint, not visited.
In the Media
- 2009-06-02 49 10 - Three ambulances, a police motorcycle, a police car and a helicopter are summoned to the site of a geohashing accident. German media report the accident.
- 2008-11-19 47 8 - Three reporters from DRS-3 Digital (Switzerland) try to advertise geohashing.
- 2008-09-29 52 12 - Geohashing on TV.
Weird and Notable
- 2008 - A video/slideshow of one geohashing year.
- The amazing ICWB - A geohasher's beloved bicycle, full of surprises. A tribute.