- The body and pick are hot, drop forged in one piece, then the stamped adze is welded to it
- Supplied with a Grivel long leash with built-in point protector
- Classically inclined pick with teeth along half its length; provides effective self arrest and teeth give security on steeper ground
- Ergal shaft surpasses UIAA norms for strength and durability
What Length Should I Get?
Mountaineering axes range from 65cm to 80cm long. To get the right size, hold the axe by the head with your arm hanging down by your side. The spike should reach to just above the floor.
A longer ice axe maybe nice to use as walking stick on flat ground, but will be much harder to control during self-arrest. We would recommend using a trekking pole for balance on easier terrain and switch to an axe on steeper slopes.
For climbing consistently steep terrain, get a slightly shorter axe, which is easier to pull up and replant as you go up. Longer axes force you to raise your arm higher each time you plant them, which can tire you out quickly.