How to trek with hiking poles with camera ready

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tctyin New Member • Posts: 10
How to trek with hiking poles with camera ready

I'm a newbie to these forums so I apologize if this isn't the proper spot. I've been reading a lot of the posts. There was a discussion of how to hike with hiking poles at the same time keeping your camera ready to shoot. I am going on an extended trek in Nepal next week and have been cogitating exactly this question. As I'm nearing my 8th decade, I definitely need hiking poles for the long steep descents.

Here's what I've come up with: a cheap and easy system that hopefully does the job. First, you hang the camera strap off the handle at the top of your backpack to keep some of the weight off your neck and onto the shoulders. Second, use short bungee cords to keep the camera from bouncing off your chest with each step. This also puts the weight on the shoulder straps. Please excuse the quality of the photos.

Anyone tried something similar?

Hang the camera strap off the top of the backpack with a velcro tie.

Use a short bungee to keep the camera from bouncing with each step but allow for quick release when you want to take a photo.

Comment & critique:
Please provide me constructive critique and criticism.
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