CAMP Corsa

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Have used my 70cm Corsa for a couple of years now.

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
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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Manufacturer's Description

Visit CAMP's Corsa page.

Retailers' Descriptions

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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.

- CampSaver.com

The CAMP Corsa is the lightest ice axe in the world! The clean design provides amazing performance. Perfect for low-angle glacier travel, ski mountaineering and adventure racing. Ideal for ski mountaineering, glacier snow travel and self arrest Forged 7075-T6 aluminum pick and adze Can be used as an anchor for glacier rescue and traversing cornices Not recommended for ice climbing or rugged mixed terrain Meets CE and UIAA requirements for head and shaft strength and durability Made in Italy

- OMCgear

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.

- Backcountry.com

The lightest ice axe in the world! The clean design provides amazing performance especially considering how little it weighs. Perfect for low-angle glacier travel, ski mountaineering and adventure racing. The 7075-T6 aluminum alloy head and shaft meet all CE and UIAA requirements for strength and durability. However, the Corsa is not recommended for ice climbing, rugged mixed terrain, or for intense step chipping.Specs:Shaft: BPick: BSpike: No (Shaft plug on 60 and 70 cm)Leash: NoWeight: 205 g, 7.2 oz

- Second Ascent