|| Likes to get there by bike.
My name is Matti and I'm from Kuopio, Finland. I'm 34 years old and I love outdooring in its various forms.
I'm a fan of xkcd, and read the famous(?) geohashing comic a few years ago, but then forgot about the whole thing. Recently I stumbled on geohashing again on xkcd blag, and were quite surprised how active community there is around geohashing even today. As I own a GPS device, I thought that maybe I could start geohashing too, it sounded like fun. My excitement was heightened when I noticed that no one had ever visited a geohash in my graticule, so there was even a Virgin Graticule award to be taken right away.
My hobbies include mountain biking and paddling, and I own a kayak, so reaching also the water hashes won't be a problem. Those will probably be quite common, as we have hundreds of thousands of lakes in Finland.
In this area, temperatures in mid-winter lie below -20°C for a month or two, the coldest days being -35°C. Thus the lakes develop a thick ice every winter, so Frozen and Walking on Water achievements will be very easy, but I have to remember to take off my cross-country skis as I reach the hashpoint!
I have connections to graticules that include Helsinki, Keuruu and Valtimo, so on vacations and such I could try to reach hashpoints in those graticules, too.
I will most likely be trying to reach hashes that are within biking/skiing/paddling distance, because although I own a car, I usually don't drive it too much and try to use my bike(s) to do my daily traveling.
- 38. 2014-09-07 63 28 Reached successfully this geohash in Halmejärvi, Valtimo, with Pastori and The Wife.
- 37. 2014-09-06 63 28 Reached successfully this gravel-road biking geohash in Honkamäki, Rapuli, Valtimo.
- 36. 2014-09-01 63 27 Reached successfully this biking geohash in Kasurila, Siilinjärvi w/ daughter.
- 35. 2014-08-24 62 27 Reached successfully this geohash in Suonenjoki w/ wife and daughter.
- 34. 2014-05-12 63 28 Reached successfully this biking geohash in Koppelo, Valtimo, with Pastori and The Wife.
- 33. 2014-04-20 61 24 Reached successfully this formal attire geohash in Juupajoki w/ daughter.
- 32. 2014-04-05 60 24 Puppet-mastered a successful expedition in Espoo.
- 31. 2014-03-28 62 27 Reached successfully this biking geohash in Antikkala, Kuopio.
- 30. 2014-03-04 67 24 Reached successfully this skiing geohash in Luosu, Kolari w/ wife.
- 29. 2013-12-11 62 27 Reached successfully this skiing geohash in Rauhalahti, Kuopio.
- 28. 2013-11-30 global GLOBALHASH! Right here in Kuopio! Amazing! And I got it!
- 27. 2013-11-30 62 27 Reached successfully this biking geohash in Pieni Neulamäki, Kuopio.
- 26. 2013-10-01 62 27 Reached successfully this biking geohash in Pellesmäki, Kuopio.
- 25. 2013-08-08 63 29 Reached successfully this geohash in Sivakka, Valtimo, with a party of 6, among others Pastori.
- 24. 2013-08-02 63 28 Reached successfully this mountain biking geohash in Valtimo.
- 23. 2013-07-29 63 28 Reached successfully this geohash in Ruohomäki, Rautavaara.
- 22. 2013-07-26 62 24 Reached successfully this biking geohash in Multia, conquering at last the Keuruu graticule!
- 21. 2013-06-25 62 25 Birthday geohash! Successfully reached in Kangashäkki, Uurainen.
- 20. 2013-06-20 62 25 Reached successfully this biking/walking geohash in Petäjävesi.
- 19. 2013-06-20 62 26 Reached successfully this geohash in Pönttövuori, Jyväskylä.
- 18. 2013-06-10 62 27 Reached successfully this biking geohash in Puutosmäki, Kuopio.
- 17. 2013-06-09 62 27 Reached successfully this biking geohash in Männistö, Kuopio, starting a two-day trip.
- 16. 2013-06-02 63 28 Reached successfully this geohash in Tornio, Valtimo, along with Pastori et co.
- 15. 2013-05-10 62 27 Reached successfully this biking geohash in Puroniitty, Haminalahti, Kuopio, with a party of five, among others Pastori.
- 14. 2013-04-29 62 27 First failure! No trespassing.
- 13. 2013-04-11 62 27 Reached successfully this biking geohash in Kuhastenniemi, Kuopio.
- 12. 2013-03-24 62 27 Reached successfully this biking geohash in Poukama, Kuopio.
- 11. 2013-03-05 62 27 Reached successfully this skiing geohash in Laivonsaari, Kuopio!
- 10. 2013-03-01 62 26 Reached successfully this hashpoint in Konnevesi.
- 9. 2012-12-28 62 27 Reached successfully this hashpoint in Kuopio with a group of 5, including Tilley's baby daughter scoring her first hashpoint, frozen of course.
- 8. 2012-12-20 62 26 Reached successfully this double frozen virgin geohash in Rautalampi.
- 7. 2012-12-20 62 25 Reached successfully this colder-than-freezer geohash (-19°C) near Saarijärvi, in Jyväskylä graticule.
- 6. 2012-12-17 60 24 Agitated my brother to reach this geohash in Espoo while I was being the Puppet Master
- 5. 2012-11-07 61 26 Reached successfully this geohash in snow-covered forest in Pertunmaa, achieving Virgin Graticule for Heinola, Finland.
- 4. 2012-10-28 62 27 Reached successfully by bike and with Mrs. Tilley this Frozen geohash south of Kuopio, in a forest.
- 3. 2012-10-11 60 24 Agitated my brother to reach this geohash in Espoo while I was being the Puppet Master.
- 2. 2012-10-07 62 27 Reached my second geohash, this time dragging Mrs. Tilley along. Kuopio, Finland.
- 1. 2012-10-04 62 27 Reached my first geohash by bike in the woods near the house Airaksela, also achieving Virgin Graticule in Kuopio, Finland.
 Achievements (In some categories best or first only)
 Location Achievements
 Activities & Attire Achievements
 Challenge Achievements
 Single Geohash Achievements
 Multiple Geohash Achievements
 Interaction achievements
 Timing Achievements
 Annual Events
 "I'm Better than You" Achievements
 "There Should Be a Ribbon for This" Category