This is a light axe, for sure. I like it fine for…
Price Paid: $70
This is a light axe, for sure. I like it fine for walking; the head is comfortable in piolet (or however you spell it) position. The pick is pretty good although I'd like it to penetrate in ice better. The real pain for me is the adze. It is angled down and is a hassle to use. I'm thinking of bending it up but I know it will weaken it. If I had it to do over again, I'd get a SMC...
The Eagle is alright for walking but I wouldn't go too far up the mountain with it.
Great Axe for classic mountaineering. It is lightweight…
Price Paid: $70
Great Axe for classic mountaineering. It is lightweight and very comfortable to hold. The pick really digs into hard ice and can self arrest smoothly on steep icy slopes. My only complaint is the adze, it has a curved arch to it which I think lowers its ability to cut steps out smoothly. I have found that it takes a few more swings to cut a suitable step on the slopes. Overall great axe for a mountaineer on a budget!
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A Traditional ice axe with ergonomic head. It is ideal for backcountry trekking as well as climbing on classical mountain terrain. The over-molded ergonomic shape gives a better grip as well as insulates the alpinist's hand from the cold steel head of the ice axe. The Eagle's balance is excellent. Weight (g) 540 Material blade: Carbon Steel Shaft-Strength: 270 kg
The traditional Eagle ice axe from Grivel® is ideal for backcountry and classic alpine use, utilizing a molded handgrip for cold protection. One-piece, hot-forged carbon-steel head with classic positive pick angle bites into burly ice for smooth self-arrests. Well-balanced and lightweight aluminum alloy shaft is resistance-rated to 270kg for superb strength to weight. Over-molded, insulated rubber handgrip at head with ergonomic grip and provides enhanced control and protection from cold. Symmetrical alloy spike plunges easily into hard-packed ice and snow; down-curved adze chops steps efficiently and offers better leverage. Closeout.
The Grivel Eagle Ice Axe has a comfortable grip for glacier travel and mountaineering.
On Sale. Free Shipping. Grivel Eagle Ice Axe (Fall 2005) A traditional ice axe with an ergonomic head. It is ideal for backcountry trekking and climbing on classical mountain terrain. As well as a better grip, the over-molded ergonomic shape insulates the alpinist's hand from the cold steel head of the ice axe. The one-piece forged steel head and pick anchor positively on easy terrain and allow a smooth self-arrest. The Eagle's balance is excellent. Materials Carbon steel Blade Classical positive Shovel CE Certified Shaft Resistance kg 270 Weight gr. 540/19,1 ozs