Nice one! @BrianB
You’ve got me then, I am now on a plane, but due to a 45min delay will not land until after the deadline. Shame as I definitely have a Christmas card entry and icicles on the drone somewhere I am sure
Nice one! @BrianB
Ooh, flight mode not required yet!
- A winter scene worthy of a Christmas card
– Bonus point if taken at dusk (unfortunately not)
2 hours 53 mins to go ….
- Some Icicles
– Note the plural
This was on the outside of a building I was looking in in Prypiat. Taken Tues 26th Feb.
Now I really have to turn drone and phone off!
Well done Andy I deserved that
In one of my recent leaderboard updates it would appear I wasn’t paying full attention.
Sorry @andy_bee_1 but I wrongly awarded you two points for this:
–Plus 1 bonus point for : Pier or jetty in said lake
I have updated the leaderboard now and removed that item.
The reason I removed it?
Because you had already entered a frozen lake on # 4 of your list:
This Leaderboard change means Andy drops from being joint second place, to being in a lone third place.
Which may change again in a minute when I update the leaderboard again with his latest submissions!
That’s it folks!! The 2018 Winter Treasure Hunt Challenge is now closed for any further entries!
We have ourselves some winners!
There were 30 items to collect and 20 bonus points on offer, giving a total of 50 points available.
@GrahameRob collected 20 of the 30 items and also collected 10 bonus points, giving him 30 points in all, making him our winner
Grahame wins the Gold Trophy and can proudly update his profile to display his winning status
Congratulations to you all, nobody else can win these profile badges, they are exclusive to you and you alone
The Leaderboard has been updated to reflect the final scores.
And for our winners, we have a little surprise … in store … for you…
Not only have you won some serious kudos, but you’ve also won yourselves some official Grey Arrows Drone Club Merchandise
Wait a minute… (we hear you all say!)
Grey Arrows Drone Club Merchandise?
What Grey Arrows Drone Club Merchandise is this?!??
Hold that thought - all will be revealed at the weekend
Suffice to say that our first place winner @GrahameRob gets to choose any three items of merchandise that he likes, our second place winner @BrianB gets to pick two items of merchandise and our third place winner @andy_bee_1 earns himself one official item of merchandise too
(We’ll be in touch with you all directly in the next few days)
Thank you to everyone who submitted entries, this has been our longest-running challenge ever. and there have been some stunning entires!
A total of ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY THREE treasure items were collected in all
Thank you very much. I would like to thank and dedicate this trophy to my wife and kids for … Sod that, thanks to Dji for making the Mavic such an awesome drone and thanks to you lot for a fountain of info and advice. Well done everyone
Thanks everyone involved in the organising and agonising updating of the leaderboard.
I really enjoyed it, the challenge itself, and having to take pictures of things I would not have thought of. I will definitely be looking out for the next challenge!
Thanks for the badge and the merch
Thank you and once again thanks for the committee for organising the challenge. This has been a really interesting one and, with photos taken from USA to Russia it has had a real international flavour! Just glad we did get some snow and ice, even if there wasn’t a ‘beast from the east’…
Can’t wait to see the GADC merchandise guys
And I forgot to say a huge well done and thanks to @BrianB and @GrahameRob for smashing out these challenges, which is what gave me the inspiration to go for it at the end as thought of opportunities came to me
I reckon if I’d paid attention weeks/months ago (suns reflection, decorated tree and house, deer etc) or had got to Ukraine a few days earlier, I might have got ya!
Probably not @GrahameRob though! Lol
There was none getting @GrahameRob without a lot more snow here @andy_bee_1 I mean, who was going to get both snow ploughs and grifters in action . Brilliant and well deserved @GrahameRob and to you @andy_bee_1 Such dedication to the GADC competition to book a winter holiday in the snow
Like I said the other day - buying the drone is the cheap part of drone flying. It’s all the necessary global travel to use it that gets pricey.
I was told I HAD to use two days holiday before the end of the month even though we were in the middle of a heavy project. So I thought “I’ll be damned if I lose it, and I’m not just gonna take it and sit at home”, so I started thinking, looked on Skyscanner, Jack’s flight club etc.
Then PING this light bulb moment came when I read the BBC piece on reinhabiting Chernobyl (oh how much bullshit their story was!). The rest just fell into place… £16 flights, hostel recommended to me, etc.
I booked the flights only 1 week before, so I was going anyway, then the drone permit for Chernobyl Exclusion Zone was approved on the Friday afternoon before I flew on the Sunday! So that was the icing on the cake