As a mountaineer you always have a versatile monopod available. With the right adaptor you can use it to take pictures.
A slotted PVC pipe slides on top of the head of the ice axe.
Where do you find the 'camera mount' hardware?&nbsp; I have made a couple of these on water bottles and hiking poles, but think they would be better if there was a ball swivel thing.<br />
I don't live in The States, but try to find a dealer near you through the Hama site.<br /> <a rel="nofollow">http://www.hama.de/portal/articleId*2772/action*2563</a><br /> or Novoflex.<br /> <a href="http://www.novoflex.com/en/products/camera-support-systems/ball-heads/" rel="nofollow">http://www.novoflex.com/en/products/camera-support-systems/ball-heads/</a><br /> but I don't think they are the cheapest.<br /> Else try Google &quot;ball heads camera mounts / tripods&quot; or something like it.
Those tall, snowy mountains sure have good views...&nbsp;
&nbsp;This is fantastic. &nbsp;We did a similar thing to use ski and hiking poles as monopods. (Or with a quick knot in the straps, two poles as a bipod.)
Clever!<br />
Nice - just two questions:<br /> <ul> <li>Is the pipe tightly fit to the axe, or just sitting there?</li> <li>How did you connect the PVC cap and the camera mount?</li> </ul>
&nbsp;I made this device some years ago now, so unfortunately I couldn't make a &quot;real&quot; Instructable of it.<br /> To answer your questions:<br /> * The slots fit tightly around the nose and the tail of the metal, but the lower section of the PVC pipe fits to the stem as well. I have used it with larger camera's and lenses without any problem.<br /> * Bolted through the PVC cap and added a washer like this (see picture).<br /> <br />
OK, thanks.<br />

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