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wicklore
2010-02-02 13:00:12
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A Hillwalking Detective Story
While out walking with a group of scouts a week ago, we found a camera in the snow on Silsean in west Wicklow. Despite the cries of ‘give it to me’ and ‘I need a new camera’, I resolved to find the owner. I have had a regular habit of finding things and successfully returning them to their owners over the years – money, dogs, handbags, mobile phones etc.

So when this camera materialised in the hills I knew I could give it my best shot to find the owner and return it. However the camera battery was dead and there was no identifying name or address on it. A mighty challenge indeed!
Within a few hours I had deduced the following

It belonged to a fifth year girl attending a particular exclusive school in Dublin

She was a member of her schools hillwalking club which had completed the four peaks challenge in 2007

She liked ice skating

She had gotten the camera as a Christmas present only weeks previously

I even worked out the name of the teacher who had led the hike on Silsean

Having lost my own camera to water damage a couple of years ago, I followed padodes’ previous advice and aired this camera in the hot press for three days. In the meantime I made contact with the named teacher in the school and he confirmed all the deduced details above with some amazement. I arranged to get the camera to him and he said he would return it to its owner. A happy ending for both the camera and its owner.

There was also a curious coincidental conclusion. The teacher that I spoke to had a name that rang a bell, and he was equally amazed when I identified him as a fellow Mountainviews member!


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HoschIchenheim 2 days ago.
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