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rob runkle
02-26-2007, 05:10 PM
Hey all,

I was fortunate to have beautiful weather on Saturday, and made the summit of Mount Washington. It was awesome. I was having so much fun sliding down on my butt (Glissading) from the top, that I lost my small digital camera, and case. :(

I lost it somewhere between the summit, and the 0.4 mile marker from the top on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail.

The camera is a Canon, and it is in a small blue case.

Most important to me is the Compact Flash with all my cool pix for the day.

Hopefully someone ran across it, and just happens to read this forum.

Thanks, Rob Runkle

rockin rex
02-26-2007, 07:02 PM
KD this sounds like a mission for you. I know you can't stand seeing someone lose their camera. It also gives you another reason to climb the rock pile. They even gave an area where they lost it. Between parking lot and lions head split with Tucks. What really stinks are the days summit pictures are on that camera. Hope the camera is found.

afmrintern
02-26-2007, 07:43 PM
I would check with the AMC Pinkham Notch Visitors center, perhaps leave your name and info there...

Hope it turns up...

KD Talbot
02-26-2007, 07:46 PM
My guess is it won't be recovered 'til spring. The flashcard should still work, unlike the film cameras I have lost in the Shawsheen River while paddling high water. You must know some of my past escapades. I am much more careful with my cameras these days.

My wife and I actually found someone's camera in the snow on Mount Tecumseh Trail last year. Luckily they were heading down as we were heading up and we were able to return it.

A good argument for carrying an inexpensive pocket camera, though I never will.

Good luck, Rob. I hope someone finds it and is honest enough to turn it in or try to find the owner. Believe me when I say I know how you must feel, having lost a couple myself. Actually, I think it more likely someone would turn it in at Pinkham Notch AMC than post it here, but it doesn't hurt to get the word out to as many places as possible.
KDT

Bill O
02-26-2007, 07:57 PM
Checking at Pinkham Notch is probably your best bet. You might want to try some of the other forums like Time For Tuckerman and Views From The Top.

You might also want to try some of the guide services.

rob runkle
02-26-2007, 09:10 PM
I believe he lost it descending from the summit on the .4 miles between the summit and where Lion's Head Trail turns east.
EQUALS (I think)


I think you read that wrong, Rex. I believe he lost it descending from the summit on the .4 miles between the summit and where Lion's Head Trail turns east. My guess is it won't be recovered 'til spring.

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Yup! I lost it on the descent, somewhere between the SUMMIT parking lot, and the 0.4 mile marker signage, which is about the point of the Tuckermans - Lions Head turn off (where the LH turns East).

Rob :)

rob runkle
02-26-2007, 09:27 PM
Yeah! It pretty much sux, and the chip does have summit pics, et al... Luckily I also brought a video camera. So, not a total loss.

This particular camera must be cursed. It is actually a conglomeration of two cameras. One that had a little drop on Capitol Peak (Colorado), and cracked the LCD. The other that took a very nasty 300 ft tumble on Wetterhorn Peak (Colorado), and cracked EVERYTHING else... Before my Mt. Wash trip, I disassembled, and created one working camera.

You'd think that I'd have learned my lesson.

As I was searching the summit pitch area, everybody that I passed was really cool, and helpful. Similar to here at the forum. Thanks for the notice.

I did stop at the PN Visitor's Center on the way out, and gave them my name, etc...

My gut tells me that either: 1) Someone picked it up, and I didn't cross their paths. Hopefully, they drop it somewhere, or read forums. 2) It got wind blown by the snow, or slide somewhere off route. Then, maybe it will show up in the Spring, early Summer.

Either way, keep an eye out for a small blue nylon looking camera case...

Thanks much! Rob

rob runkle
02-26-2007, 09:42 PM
Email for contact: please pm me.

KD Talbot
02-26-2007, 10:19 PM
Sorry Rex, you read it right. I wasn't thinking of the summit parking lot. It's not a parking lot at this time of year, just more snowscape.

I think you've covered all your bases as best you can, Rob, good luck!
KDT

Brad
02-27-2007, 06:24 AM
Maybe we need a full scale search party. Lets get everyone from the forum to go out this weekend and look for the missing climber (camera). Would be a good excuse anyway ...

rockin rex
02-27-2007, 07:46 AM
Hey I am in for the camera rescue party except one problem, my knee is shot. Any reason is a good reason to climb the rock pile.

Brad
02-27-2007, 09:53 AM
Hey I am in for the camera rescue party except one problem, my knee is shot. Any reason is a good reason to climb the rock pile.
And I am sitting in NC!

rob runkle
02-27-2007, 12:05 PM
Maybe we need a full scale search party. Lets get everyone from the forum to go out this weekend and look for the missing climber (camera). Would be a good excuse anyway ...

If I weren't 15 hours away in Ohio, I'd be doing it myself... Sooo jealous!

Of course, it is 30 deg in Ohio, and not 10 deg. :)

Rob

TangoRom
02-27-2007, 10:50 PM
Rob Runkle,
So sorry for your camera... is not the camera what really hurts but the "moments" you captured on your journey...
Anyway... I'm still in shock that you were lucky and got a break in the weather on the feb. 24th.
On the 23th I started towards LCH with the ideea of camping overnight and early in the morning on the 24 trying to summit mt washington. The night was almost unbearable with -20 and the wind hauling all night btw 80-100 mi/hr. The weather was horrible, nasty and in negative temp with high wind, gusty and visibility reduced at 10-20ft the morning of 24th. We were waiting for the "open window" for couple of hours but nothing... on my reconnaissance at Crawford Path I just met 3 climbers looking for a shelter in such a bad weather. They were descending from Mt Monroe, they summited and I was told that the wind was arround 100mi/hr 500 ft above the lakes of the clouds hut !
I'm so down and jealous to find out that on the NE of mt washington you had a opportunity on that day... but I'm happy for you :) another proof that weather on Mt Washington is not a joke !

rockin rex
02-28-2007, 08:40 AM
Is the dungeon still open for emergency overnights or is it closed up now??
Rumor was they were going to close it.

davidhowland14
02-28-2007, 12:37 PM
i'll be up on the rockpile early june, i'll check then...good luck

Charlie
02-28-2007, 04:17 PM
If I weren't 15 hours away in Ohio, I'd be doing it myself... Sooo jealous!

Of course, it is 30 deg in Ohio, and not 10 deg. :)

Rob


hay rob stop in Lancaster pa and I'll drive the rest of the way . :D

i wish i can go I'm sitting home now for 2 1/2 weeks and another 1 1/2 weeks off work with a torn tendon in my middle finger .

years ago i had all the stuff to hike in the winter but did not do it for a long time and sold it .

wish i could help you .:(

rob runkle
02-28-2007, 06:45 PM
Anyway... I'm still in shock that you were lucky and got a break in the weather on the feb. 24th.


Yeah, weather in the shelter at the Hermit Lake was very windy and cold on the night of Feb23. Even gave me second thought about summit day. Whew!!! From the observatory weather reports, it looks like the 25 and 26 were even better than the 24th... :eek:

Rob

rob runkle
02-28-2007, 06:46 PM
with a torn tendon in my middle finger .


Dude! I don't wanna know... <grin> :confused: Too much gesture??
Hahaha!

TangoRom
02-28-2007, 08:52 PM
Is the dungeon still open for emergency overnights or is it closed up now??
Rumor was they were going to close it.
dungeon was open ! I see ABSOLUTELY NO REASON why they should close it ! I think we all. mountaineers, have to support and lobby not to close it ! I don't even want to think about the fact that I'm getting to the hut at 6.00pm at dark, hi wind, VERY low temp and not to use the shelter. I had a 4 season tent with me but I'm telling you guys.. I was already with my ice axe above my head, arm fully extended to blast the door in case that was closed ! for me Emergency Shelter means ... "use it in case of EMERGENCY". And all credits to people they came with the idea. kudos for that. hope it will remain open !