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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 don’t 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. It’s amazing what can be gleaned from a memory card – 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 it’s 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 ‘sudden death’ that is afflicting my particular type of Samsung phone, and I’ve 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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Pic du Midi d'Ossau
David-Guenot 10 hours ago.
The idea came from my 60-year-old, freshly retired neighbour, as we and some other members of the local badminton club m walk, Len: 16.2km, Climb: 1353m, Area: France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine ()

  
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Seefin Mountain E Top: Up the old bog road.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara a day ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit.On the crest of the hill the summit cairn is over a wall to your right...

  
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Seefin Mountain W Top: Bog and rough ground.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara a day ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit of Seefin Mountain East top.Follow the track on downhill from the cres...

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Central Dingle Quartet from Anascual
Bunsen7 20 hours ago.
Follow the track from Anascaul lake car park northwards up onto the mountain plateau.Track leads northwards from lake... walk, Len: 15.8km, Climb: 949m, Area: Stradbally Mountain, Central Dingle (Ire

  
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Seefin South-East Top: Seefin South East Top is easily visited
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara a day ago.
Seefin South East Top is easily visited from the track leading to Seefin Mountain East Top and Seefin Mountain West Top which starts st R66276 16811. Just follow the track to R65202 17892 from whe...

  
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Carnaween: The visitors book box near the summit
Aidy 5 days ago.
Just wanted to show the brilliantly constructed little box which contains the visitors book. It was too wet and windy on my visit to take it out and risk ruining it. A few shafts of light breaking...

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Carnaween: Bad Weather Adding Drama To Great Views
Aidy 5 days ago.
I used the commonly taken route from Disert Graveyard (worth a visit in its own right) over ground that was alternatively boggy or pretty steep. It was freezing cold in these parts, with a strong ...

  
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MV Mountain Gathering 2017
Onzy 3 days ago.
Always a great night ... all welcome.

  
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Pic Rouge de Bassiès
David-Guenot a day ago.
This was the first of the two big hikes I did in the Pyrenees in summer 2016. Hiking in the summer often means a sunny d walk, Len: 16.3km, Climb: 1342m, Area: France, Midi-Pyr?n?es ()

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Corrin: A family stroll.
David-Guenot a week ago.
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Luggala: Fancy View from White Hill
davsheen 2 weeks ago.
Autumn's evening view across to Luggala/Fancy from White Hill on route down from Djouce using the Wicklow Way boardwalk section.

  
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Binn Charrach: The peat-hag capital of Connemara
markwallace 2 weeks ago.
The descent from Benbaun to the R344 via Knockpasheemore/Binn Charrach is hard going after a day in the Bens. The Knockpasheemore ridge looks nice and flat from below, but is boggy, undulating and...


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