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wicklore
2013-07-29 13:18:05
A Hillwalking Detective Story Part 2
Two years ago I wrote a piece on Mountainviews about finding a camera in the Wicklow Mountains and how I was able to use the photos on the memory card to track down the owner. Read that article here: http://mountainviews.ie/motleyviews/general/comment/1412/

Last month an MV member contacted Mountainviews to see if we had a lost and found section as he had found a camera. We donít have a lost and found section but the query was sent my way to see if I could help. I obtained the memory card and within half an hour was able to ring a lady in Tipperary to tell her that her camera was safe and sound. Itís amazing what can be gleaned from a memory card Ė in this case I pulled enough information from the card about places visited, both in Ireland and abroad, to help me narrow down who had lost it. The photos presented me with four potential ways to find her but in the end the simplest method was a Google search using details from the photos as search terms helped me find her.

So often itís not the camera but rather the value of the photos that are the real loss. I can testify to this as my phone has suffered a Ďsudden deathí that is afflicting my particular type of Samsung phone, and Iíve lost valuable photos.

It might be a crazy idea, but what about making the first photo on your memory card a photo of your phone number? A lot more lost and found cameras would be reunited with their owners that way! And if you do find a camera and you think I can help just ask!


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Farbreague: from Arderin
ewen 5 days ago.
Walked to Farbreague from Arderin. There is a track that some kind soul has marked with sticks and ribbon. When I say track, it is really a worn down trough in the bog.The multicoloured pipe at th...

  
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Tonelagee: Fore!!!
ewen 6 days ago.
Did from the Wicklow gap car park following track 2378.This starts immediately opposite the top entrance to the car park next to the main road. 5 days before there had been snow but now the path w...

  
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Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 days ago.
This oddly named hill is more a very minor heathery bump incorporated into the system of tracks laid out by the Wicklow Mountains National Park. It can be reached from any of the western car-parks...

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Brandon Hill: Grand on Brandon!
MountainBoy a week ago.
Me and my Dad climbed this from the farm track off the Graiguenamanagh-Instioge road on 26/11/16. Right after we got out of the car, we were faced with the dilemma of whether to go straight ahead ...

  
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Croaghmoyle: Easy walk up to great views
Fergal Meath a week ago.
Low lying cloud/mist/fog discouraged me from putting the effort into going up Nephin today. On the way home I parked at the start of the Croaghmoyle service road and followed it past a wind turbin...

  
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Ben of Howth: Loop walk starting from Howth Harbour
Joshua3 a week ago.
There is a nice loop walking signposted from Howth Harbour taking in the cliff path, summit and going close to the top of the Ben. The Black Linn walk is about 8 km and comfortably completed in un...

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Binnian-Lamagan Loop
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 23.1km, Climb: 1364m, Area: Wee Binnian, Mourne Mountains (Ireland) ...

  
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Slieve Binnian - more track work ?
gernee 5 days ago.
Revisited Slieve Binnian for the first time in years on Friday - frost underfoot, blue skies and rolling mist contributed to a great walk, despite disappointment at seeing some of the track work u...

  
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ewen
ewen 5 days ago.
Now living furth of Scotland and getting to know the Irish hills. If you come across a Scottish hill Walker with dodgy knees and walking sedately, stop and say hello.

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Spelga Loop
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 12.7km, Climb: 739m, Area: Pigeon Rock Mountain, Mourne Mountains (I...

  
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Carrigroe: Sea of cloud
Kennyj a week ago.
Unusual low cloud today heading towards Carrigroe

  
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Donard-Commedagh ridge walk
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 14.6km, Climb: 1160m, Area: Slieve Donard, Mourne Mountains (Ireland...


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