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Launched in 1994, Gitzo Mountaineer was the first carbon fibre tripod. In 2014, it is still leading the way, continuing to evolve and define the latest tripod technologies.

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 increases both performance and ease of use.

Carbon eXact
Carbon eXact

New, stiffer tubes for pin-sharp images.

G-lock Ultra
G-lock Ultra

Leg locks with a new level of ergonomics and resistance.

Ground Level Set
Ground Level Set

Setting the camera at ground level is faster.

Carbon eXact

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.

G-lock Ultra

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.

Ground Level Set

Completely redesigned for faster operation, Mountaineer’s Ground Level Set mechanism permits 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 fibre tripod is still evolving, and still redefining tripod technology.

Product Range and Specifications

Mountaineer tripods are available from the lightweight and compact Series 0, up to the sturdiest Series 3. We recommend choosing the Series based on the focal length of the lens you intend to use.

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