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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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Ballinagee Bridge to Hollywood (Western Half of St. Kevin's Way)
jgfitz 16 hours ago.
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Knocknafallia: Summit Found
CaminoPat 19 hours ago.
Walked to Knocknafallia from Knockmeal on Sunday 18 February to location of stone cairn which includes a passage grave on the eastern side of Knocknafallia. The cairn is located at Irish Grid S 0...

  
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Lake District: Loughrigg Fell
Onzy a day ago.
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Lake District: North Central Fells
Onzy a day ago.
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Summit Comment
Truskmore: Access update 18 Feb 2018 from carpark at IG78210 48924
ColinCallanan a day ago.
I had intended to summit Tievebaun and/or Truskmore, and had also hoped to check out "Eagles rock" using the car park as a start point at IG78210 48924, so I proceeded to park my car at this offic...

  
Forum: General
Gleniff Horseshoe
Aidy 3 days ago.
Headed out last Sunday to climb Tievebaun, but the lightning put me off. Got some great views in the Gleniff Horseshoe as a consolation.

Forum: General
How's this for a mountainview?
mcrtchly 4 days ago.
The majesty of the otherworldly night sky over the iconic Vestrahorn massif in SE Iceland. The moon had just risen and illuminated the snow-crested mountains, whilst the Milky Way arched overhead ...

  
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Lake District: Above Troutbeck
Onzy a day ago.
Walk taking in 3 Wainwrights from Troutbeck, Sour Howes, Sallows and Troutbeck Tongue (not on this site). The extensi... walk, Len: 13.8km, Climb: 721m, Area: Sour Howes, Lake District - Eastern Fell

  
Summit Comment
Knockanaffrin South Top: Steep Ascent
peter1 2 days ago.
There is ample parking at the trailhead, where a number of circular walks start and finish. Approaching the Knockanaffrin ridge from the East, provides a number of options once Coumduala Lough is ...

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Meelmore the concluding argument
BleckCra 6 days ago.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, the case of :-Meelmore, what the place name means in English.BleckCra -v- Ptempan.Summing up for the prosecution.The defendant avers and publishes that the Mounta...

  
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An enjoyable route up to Tievebaun with stunning views into Donegal.
ColinCallanan a day ago.
This was a very enjayable walk. We started in the carpark which has an information board titled "Eagles rock". walk, Len: 6.6km, Climb: 448m, Area: Tievebaun, Dartry Mountains (Ireland) Ti

  
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Mount Kennedy: Find the wall going north to south (or vice versa) over the summi
Bunsen7 a week ago.
I had to laugh when I looked at the tracks on the site and compared it to my own from O2276 0476. If I were to upload it there would be three tracks all of which reached the summit but took an unn...


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