Price Paid: $109
Have used my 70cm Corsa for a couple of years now.
I've used a number of different axes over the years on climbing trips here in the Pacific Northwest. I was attracted to the Corsa's combination of extremely light weight and strength. The head is shorter than traditional axes and it doesn't have as comfortable a head-grip as many contemporary axes do. I also find the tubular spike somewhat difficult to penetrate hard snow (no ice).
So for serious climbing I'll continue to use my somewhat heavier traditional ax. But the Corsa is perfect for many snow hikes/climbs, and its super light weight makes it an especially good fit for trips where I'm not sure I'll even need an ax — if in doubt, strap it on!
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Weighing in at a mere 7.2 ounces, the Corsa Mountainering Axe C.A.M.P. is the worlds lightest ice axe.
With a clean profile, the Camp Corsa Mountaineering Axe is perfect for for low-angle glacier travel, ski mountaineering and adventure racing.
Ski mountaineers and other alpine travelers needed an ultralight mountaineering axe, so Camp USA created the 7.2-ounce Corsa Ice Axe. No, that's not a typo; this thing only weighs 7.2 ounces. The key to this ice axe's low weight is all-aluminum construction. Although the Corsa Ice Axe isn't the tool of choice for steep alpine or ice climbing, the aluminum pick gets the job done well on hard neve snow and during mellow glacier travel. Strap this Camp ice axe to your pack for your next technical ski tour, and it will be ready to provide extra purchase for the sketchy traverse into the couloir.
Free Shipping. Camp USA Corsa Axe FEATURES of the Camp USA Corsa Axe The lightest ice axe in the world! Forged aluminum pick and adze Ideal for snow travel and self arrest Can be used as an anchor for glacier rescue and traversing cornices Nylon spike plug on 60 and 70cm lengths keeps ice out of the shaft CC4U wear indicator warns when the pick is dull beyond the safe limit Optional sliding leash easily attaches to the shaft SPECIFICATIONS of the Camp USA Corsa Axe Weight: 8.8 oz / 250 g Size: 50-60-70 cm Head Material: 7075 Alu Shaft Material: 1.3 mm 7075-T6 Alu Shaft: 1 Pick: 1 ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.