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CACHE ADVANCE is a reality-based
competition show where teams of
complete strangers are pitted against
each other in a hunt to ﬁnd
GEOCACHES that will earn them the
ONLY MONEY they will have to continue
racing, competing, and surviving
through a speciﬁc region of the world
and every terrain from the top of a
skyscraper to the bottom of the sea.
Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure
hunting game where players use GPS enabled
devices to locate secret containers called
GEOCACHES hidden throughout the world.
Geocaches can take nearly any shape, size, or
design and are given a RATING based on the
cache’s location, terrain, and difﬁculty to ﬁnd.
Caches can be as small as a marble or as big
as a steamer trunk and are located everywhere.
Every cache contains a logbook to sign in your
visit. Some caches include other objects like
trinkets and prizes.
GEOCACHES WORLDWIDE: 2.2 million
LOCATIONS: 100+ countries, all 7 continents
GEOCACHERS WORLDWIDE: 6+ million
LOGS IN THE LAST 30 DAYS: 8 million
Teams are formed by randomly pairing
contestants. Each team will be provided
with a GPS enabled device, a survival
backpack with bare essentials, and
ABSOLUTELY NO MONEY.
Each episode is a new GEOCACHING
CHALLENGE: a race between teams to
earn money by ﬁnding and collecting as
many geocaches as possible before time
The amount of time for a challenge,
number/type of caches, and locations will
vary from episode to episode, but every
challenge will be uniquely designed to test
a team’s ingenuity, willpower, and guile.
All teams have the same GOAL: earn
enough money to continue in the
competition or risk being eliminated.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN.
For each challenge teams are
given coordinates for the
STARTING POINT. When
challenge starts every team will be
given the coordinates and ratings
for of the geocaches.
Inside every geocache will be a
single CACHE TOKEN. These
tokens will have a monetary value
and be divided into three
categories: LOW, MEDIUM, HIGH.
LOW caches will be the most
abundant, easiest to locate, and
worth the least amount of money.
HIGH caches will be fewest in
number, most difﬁcult to acquire,
and worth the most amount of
Teams must arrive at a designated
FINISH WAYPOINT with all cache tokens
before time expires or face monetary
At the end of a challenge teams will
CACHE IN their tokens for actual
money-- the ONLY MONEY they will
have to survive until the next challenge.
Earnings will be split between
CACHED OUT (ELIMINATION)
The team earning the least amount of
money in a challenge will be eliminated,
or CACHED OUT.
LET THE DRAMA BEGIN.
With ﬁnite funds and tight budgets teams
will have to determine what’s most
valuable: a cold beer? A warm shower?
A hearty meal? Clean clothes? A roof
over their heads for the night?
Teammates will inevitably disagree on
how to SPEND or SAVE their earnings,
which will only lead to drama and tension
between teams and teammates.
With challenges continuously changing
locations, from cities to jungles to islands
and different countries, teams are
expected to keep up with the game’s
movement. Teams will be responsible for
their own transportation to challenge
locations and if they can’t keep up, they’ll
be CACHED OUT.
Regardless if a team is winning or losing,
it will be a constant struggle to prioritize
spending while remaining competitive.
Episodes will begin with team TRAVEL and
SURVIVAL updates since the last challenge.
This is a forum to learn what drama has
unfolded between teams and teammates
living and traveling on limited budgets.
The HOST will reveal speciﬁcs of the
challenge (instructions, cache types and
values, required transportation, etc.) and will
provide STARTING and ENDING
WAYPOINTS. Then it’s off to the races.
CACHE IN - CACHE OUT
Teams Cache-In their tokens and discover
how much they’ve earned, who won the
MegaCache and it’s value, and ﬁnally which
team has been Cached-Out.
Watch teams: celebrate staying in the
game, assess their performances, how they
spend their evening, and ﬁnally strategizing
how to get to the next challenge location.
In addition to LOW, MEDIUM, and HIGH
caches, every Geocaching Challenge will
have a single MegaCache token hidden
amongst the other caches. The value of a
MegaCache will be unknown until it’s
CACHED IN at the FINISH WAYPOINT.
A MegaCache could be any number of
things: a night at a luxury hotel, a delicious
meal, free transportation to the next
In every challenge there will also be a hidden
CACHE ADVANCE token. When this token
is used it freezes teams where they are and
gives whomever used it the ability to ﬁnd
geocaches while the other teams sit idly for
a brief period of time.
MegaCaches and Cache Advances can be
saved and used at a team’s discretion.
Only ONE Cache Advance can be used per
Challenges will get progressively more
difﬁcult with every episode and will
require greater amounts of physical and
mental constitution. Examples of
Geocache Challenges are as follows:
Hundreds of caches will be hidden in
close proximity within a conﬁned
perimeter. This challenge is about
Strategically placed caches are hidden
in an urban center.
MULTI-CACHE / RIDDLE CACHE
A series of waypoints that have riddles
which need to be solved in order to get
to the next waypoint/cache.
Teams will search for caches in rivers,
waterfalls, and even in underwater
Caches will be spread apart by long
distances and will require an immense
amount of travel by any, and all, means
Teams will brave dense overgrowth,
elephant rides, and river rafting in search of
not only caches but food and shelter.
Teams will use headlamps and flashlights
until sunrise as only reflective marks will
signify correct paths and waypoints to
This will test a team’s stamina, endurance,
and athleticism as they trek up mountains
with heavy backpacks in search for hidden
Remaining teams will be tested on every
level from a combination of previous
The ideal candidate for Cache
Advance is a healthy person
between 18-80 who possesses an
adventurous spirit and an inherent
curiosity for the world around them.
Regardless if they’ve travelled
around the world or never left their
hometown, these people must be
hungry for new experiences.
Cache Advance is a format with huge
potential. Geocaching has experienced
double-digit growth in popularity every
year and its reach is GLOBAL.
Geocaching is an activity for EVERYONE,
EVERYWHERE. Regardless of age,
gender, or location, if you’re one of the
1.5 BILLION people in the world with a
GPS enabled device, you’re one step
away from being a geocacher. You can
sign up for free on a number of websites
and start hunting immediately.
Geocaching is a sport, an adventure, a
treasure hunt and a learning experience
all in one. It can introduce you to
amazing places and things in your
country, city, town, or neighborhood that
you never knew existed.
Cache Advance is not only a
competition but also a travelogue
that will lead contestants across the
world to dense urban centers and
unknown natural wonders. This
show is an immersive experience
where both contestants and
viewers get a taste of the larger
world around them and are inspired
to traverse it on the cheap.
GENERAL PUBLIC: After
every episode airs, all of the
caches in the show will
released to the public. Special
Cache Tokens, redeemable
for prizes, will be hidden in
these caches for the ﬁrst
Geocachers to ﬁnd them.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Cache
Advance will have dedicated
pages on social media sites
that will grow the community
and link fans to new caches,
events, and contests.
With access to over 6 million geocachers
worldwide (generating more than 150
million page views monthly),
Geocaching.com already has established
relationships with major brands like Jeep,
Timberland, Geico, Ranger Rick, PBS,
Magellan and Garmin.
Cache Advance can capitalize on these
existing partnerships while expanding to
even more brands and categories with copromotion and integration opportunities:
Wireless Provider / Device Manufacturer
Cache Advance will brand itself with its
own identiﬁable icons, logos, and badging
with an eye on becoming synonymous with
excellence in the geocaching community.
Southeast Asia would be the preferred
location for the the ﬁrst season because
of its natural beauty, current exchange
rates, and its tourist friendly environment.
This is the most popular region for
affordable backpack travel and has preexisting geocaching communities.
Ideally each season will select a single
country to cover so that audiences can
get a consummate travelogue
experience of the country while watching
the competition unfold.
This show will strive to capture the
striking visual imagery and feel of shows
like CNN’s ‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts
Unknown’, HBO’s ’24/7’, and BBC’s
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