After 7 years, hiker finds owner of camera found on Everest
A Chinese hiker who picked up a camera lost seven years ago at the foot of Mount Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, found its owner on Sunday.
The camera was broken by the time it was picked up by Dongdong (alias) on his way to the Everest Base Camp. However, its memory card was still in good condition, and contained more than one hundred photos.
A photo from the memory card found by Dongdong (alias), showing people dressed in traditional ethnic costumes. [File Photo: ynet.com]
Most of the photos are about the travelling experiences of a young man, who Dongdong assumed was from the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region based on a family photo including traditional ethnic costumes. The young man may have started his trip to Tibet from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province.
After failing to find the owner in Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Dongdong took the camera home, and has been trying to find the owner ever since.
"I hope to return these precious photos, which have recorded memories, back to its owner," Dondgong told Beijing Youth Daily on Saturday.
Screenshot showing a notice posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, by Chinese netizen Dongdong (alias). The 26-year-old is attempting to find the owner of a camera that he found seven years ago on his way to the Everest Base Camp. [Screenshot: China Plus]
The 26-year-old posted a Lost and Found notice about the camera on Chinese social media Sina Weibo on Wednesday, but the post was deleted on Sunday. Dongdong confirmed with China Plus on Sunday afternoon that the camera's owner had been found.