Geocaching Results!Posted by Suraj Subramanian on 14th February 2014, 6.45 AM
This event involved participants touring around the city visiting various spots, all the while using only their phones for clues, hints, and directions to the next destination! When the idea was first touted about, we were met with blank stares and straight faces. As is evident however, we disregarded all advice to go for something 'simpler' and hoped for the best.
We had registered a participation constraint of 25 students. On the day of the event 88 turned up! Some hurried rejigging of rules, teams and a few refunds later we were ready to roll! At 2 spots, the participants had to complete an Amazing Race-styled roadblock task; one of them being a simulated fire-rescue operation and the other marketing sugarcane juice from a street stall at Churchgate.
We wanted the participants to enjoy the trip at their own pace, hence there wasn't any time limit. Co-ordinating so many teams at the same time from one device did get a tad bit overwhelming at times, but the frenzy to reply to everyone, egged on by their urgent "???"s for their next clue saw us through. The ton of beaming selfies that we received from the teams at each spot more than made it up!