Our team of geocaching enthusiasts from Aberdeen and Shire have accepted the exciting challenge of organising the UK Mega 2019. With each individual bringing something unique to the task, together we’ve created a team ready to deliver a Mega to be remembered!
Discover the Aberdeenshire Mega committee below as they reveal their geocaching quirks!
Julie has been caching since 2012, when her husband and kids took it up. She wasn’t an instant fan, but going with them to a cache that was a DNF, she soon realised she was hooked when she spent an hour looking because it must be there somewhere!
Rachael has been caching since 2014 when she, like many others, discovered geocaching by mistake.
She couldn’t believe this thing was right where she walked every day! She loves that geocaching has opened a whole new set of friends through the Aberdeenshire community.
Alison was introduced to geocaching in 2012 by her brother and fellow committee member, Ian. Although she and her family already enjoyed forest walks, geocaching seemed to provide something different for a day out.
Fiona enjoys hillwalking, so it makes sense that her favourite caches can be found at the top of mountains.
Fiona loves how caching has opened her eyes to areas she thought she knew well, always finding new parts to explore.
Catherine loves the places that Geocaching has taken her to, even locally she is still discovering new places she would never ended up in had it not been for a cache.
Ally (The Sebmeister)
Ally loves that Geocaching has got her and her family out and about into the country exploring and learning about not just new places, but also areas she thought she knew well.
Heather loves that Geocaching makes life more interesting, from walking the dog in amazing new places close to home that she didn’t know existed to meeting wonderful people with the same interests. Every time there’s an event, Heather can be found having a giggle.
What Ian loves best about Geocaching is spending time in the outdoors with his son who also has a passion for it.
Mike has been caching since 2011 having been introduced to it by a fellow photographer who thought it an interesting way to find new areas to explore with the camera.
Fearghal (Harping McCartan)
Fearghal first signed up to geocaching in 2010 but only managed to head out for his first cache in 2014. Since then he has most definitely caught the bug and tries to fit in caches whenever he has the time and wherever he might be travelling to.