currently retails for:
$68.00 - $119.95
where to buy:
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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