INTRODUCING THE Mountaineer
Mountaineer is our ‘all-purpose’ carbon tripod family extremely rigid and light in weight. Our Mountaineer tripods have been developed further to incorporate the latest Gitzo technology which increase both performance and ease of use.
Revolutionary Carbon eXact tubes are even stiffer to maximize rigidity and image stability. Carbon eXact optimizes the fibre composition for each tube size, using HM (High Modulus) carbon fibre in the narrower tubes to make them stiffer. The tube diameters are also optimized: the final leg section of a 4 section Series 1 tripod is now 22.5% thicker than its predecessor.
Gitzo has redesigned the G-lock internally and externally introducing a new leg locking system: G-lock Ultra. It creates new level of ergonomics and resistance, with smoother, softer operation, while reducing dust entering the system.
Completely redesigned for faster operation, Mountaineer's Ground Level Set mechanism permit to remove the centre column to get the camera closer to the ground. A single simple unlocking ring under the column's upper disc frees the column while keeping the upper disc solidly in place on the tripod. (Patent Pending).
Mountaineer in Use
Chosen and used by the world's most exacting photographers. It's at the heart of Gitzo.
Additional Features for Increased Rigidity and Ergonomics
The world's first carbon fiber tripod is still evolving, and still redefining tripod technology.
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- Photographic Division
- National Geographic (manufactured & distributed under licence)