Over the years I found quite a lot of kit on hills and mountains.
On the plus side:-
I’ve several sleeping mats - I’ve never needed to buy one.
I’ve several compasses - never bought one.
Torches, pen knives, maps, whistles, a belay jacket, a pair of Scarpa boots and a collapsable chair.
On the negative side:=
I left my Yashika T4 camera on an Spanish Andalusian summit and was unable to retrieve it due to bad weather and subsequent flight home…
Since I took up Radio & SOTA:-
An enormous rucksac = https://www.militarykit.com/products/plce-mtp-main-bergen-100-litre on the way to G/NP-002. It was abandoned along with several other bits of kit, including a tent etc. It had been there for a long time, From the items left I’m guessing it was an abandoned Pennine Way attempt.
2 pairs of walking poles. Which I really don’t use much.
A dog on the way to St Sunday Crag in the Lakes (returned to owner and I still managed the activation - I wrote this up in an activation report a couple of years ago)
A pair of ski-to-rucksack ties left behind as I skied off GM/WS-017
Lost then Found:-
Left my very expensive Ziess binoculars behind after activating G/SB-001 luckily I’d only descended a 100ft or so before I noticed and managed to retrieve them.
A brand new LIPo battery I’d not yet used. Whilst activating G/NP-008 I was approached by a gentlemen who obviously wanted to talk. I didn’t want to speak as I was in the middle of a pile up. He was rather persistant so I sent "AS PSE " to the chasers.
The gent asked me if I’d lost a battery and showed me a battery he’d found a few meters away. I’d lost it whilst scouting for a sheltered operating position, he’d seen me using my radio and made a correct guess. Thank you kind sir, for both your persistence and kindness!!!