About Mr. G. And this blog/FB page…

Dear reader,
Maybe you’d like to know a bit more on who’s behind this blog/FaceBook page/Twitter/ etc…
Ok, facts… You certainly already know that I’m in my late 30’s, working for an Air Navigation Service Provider in Europe (Switzerland), that I’m a photographer (as side job). But did you knew that this blog is maintained by a single guy?
Best post: around 60’000 views, 1’400 fans on Facebook, and ~800 posts written over 2 years on the blog thelostgopro.com
Living my life at 180 km/h! (And traveling as much as I can!…)
Also I quit smoking 8 days ago (bad habit) after almost 20 years of addiction. No help (patches, e-cig, gum,…) just WILL! And it works!
It’s hard, but it worth the effort!
All in all, to summarize:
“I gotta feelin’ that this year’s gonna be a good good year, feelin'” (self interpretation of the Black Eyed Peas song…)! 😉
Mr. G.

Ps the backlog is still present… Will do my best to clear 2 days of backlog per day (usually during evening in Europe)… But also got a life…

LOST! : near Penkenbahn, Mayrhofen, Austria on 2013-12-26

On Dec 27th, we received this message from Stefan A.:

“Hi! I lost my camera near the cable car station on the mountain in Mayrhofen. It was fixed on a stick and the camera fell off with the mount together. Reward if found!
Stefan A.”

If you found it, feel free to contact us using this form. We’ll pass the message.

Mr. G.

LOST! : near Zurich, Switzerland on 2013-10-25

On Nov 4th, we received this message from Emilien D.:

“Hi! I Lost my GoPro Camera model Hero 2. We launched a helium filled balloon close to Yverdon, Switzerland and it should land near Zürich, Switzerland. The GoPro was attached to the side of a black box. The box also contains a microcontroler with a memory card and sensors. The GoPro’s memory card contains some videos of the take off, the earth and the stratosphere. Two GPS were in, one DG-100 Data Logger and one SPOT GPS tracker which forget to send us back his landing position. It’s an important school project for us, so if found please let us know. Thanks to the finder to contact theLostGoPro.com.
Emilien.”

Note from TheLostGoPro: this story has been published in a Swiss Newspaper (in French): http://www.20min.ch/ro/news/vaud/story/Eleves-desempares-apres-la-perte-d-un-ballon-sonde-28713070

If you found it, feel free to contact us using this form. We’ll pass the message.

Mr. G.

FOUND!: by the road, Umbrail Pass, Alps, Switzerland on 2013-07-17

On Sept 25th we received this message from Tomasz K. He found a GoPro!:

“FOUND!: by the road, Umbrail Pass, Alps, Switzerland on 17.VII.2013

Me and my friends were climbing up the Umbrail- and Stelvio Pass when I noticed a GoPro camera on the side of a tight corner. It is working and in one piece – if you are the one who lost it, please contact thelostgopro.com.
Tomek, PL”

If you think that this might be yours, please send us a message. We’ll pass it to Tomasz K.!

Mr. G.

Some simple videos

On this page I will post links to the various videos I made with my GoPro camera…

(nothing extreme!)

Stay tuned!

 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJe9UL2g4Rk]
Dubai, UAE

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfX-EXFTcag]
Near Geneva, Switzerland. TURN THE SOUND OFF!
I had a problem with the GoPro firmware update!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N57JgbJ1J_w]
The Raving Rabbid Launch

 

More to come.

 

Mr. G.