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An ultralight and very compact ice axe for ski touring and freeriding, the Petzl Ride ice axe goes everywhere with you without weighing you down.
It's always a good idea to have Petzl's Ride Ice Axe in your ski pack when the route gets icy and steep. This ultralight, compact ice axe is an essential tool when crossing glaciers or climbing steep, icy peaks. Its steel head tapers down to a mere 3mm for easy penetration, and the shaft offers a slight curve and grip for easy handling. Petzl designed this axe with a short 45cm length and beveled head so you can pack it inside backpacks to further reduce risk of injury.
Petzl Alpine & Ice Climbing Ride Ice Axe-45 cm U04A45. Solid placements thanks to the all-steel head a pick tapered to 3 mm and a bent shaft.
Features of the RIDE ICE AXE F16 Highly Technical Ice axe with steel head offering the same Performance as a classic ice axe Pick tapered to 3 mm at the end for good penetration in ice Curved shaft and machined grip for good handling Compact: with only 45 cm and a beveled spike, the axe can be stowed inside the pack Reduces the risk of injury when the axe is attached to the outside of the pack Can be stowed inside the pack for more discretion and without risk of damaging the pack
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