the Degree Confluence Project


2.6 km (1.6 miles) NNE of Pack, Steiermark, Austria
Approx. altitude: 904 m (2965 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 47°S 165°W

Accuracy: 11 m (36 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: The 2 GPSs at the CP #3: North #4: East #5: South #6: West #7: The visitors (Me & Karl)

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#1: General view of CP area

(visited by Paul Phillips and Karl Bryk)

30-Apr-2007 -- I thought I'd give a friend a hand (by being a chauffeur for a day) and enable him to be the first person to visit all the Austrian confluences, Karl had done all the others except 2 I'd already done in a morning two and half years ago.

A fairly early start (not as early as I had previously) on this Austrian fenstertag (window day! a day most people don't work between a weekend and a public holiday).

This was to be my second visit to the confluence and the penultimate one in Austria for Karl.

This time I programmed my new Garmin car navigation system to take us to the CP and it took us a different route to the one I had used on my first visit.

This resulted in us being closer to the CP but with a steeper climb up to it. We were just 200m away but about 60mm below it meaning a climb with an average inclination of about 33 degrees, not the best for me an Asthmatic suffering from gout! Given that 33 degrees was an average in some places it was really steep!!

Once we'd made the climb it didn't take too long for me to get all the zero's but I was too slow with the camera (too heavy to hold easily in one hand and focus on the GPS in the other!).

Because of the tree cover or satellite availability(?) accuracy was jumping from 7m to 13m at times.

Karl got all the zero's about 8m or so away from where I got them! A perfect example of the randomness of GPS devices, in trees!

 All pictures
#1: General view of CP area
#2: The 2 GPSs at the CP
#3: North
#4: East
#5: South
#6: West
#7: The visitors (Me & Karl)
ALL: All pictures on one page