Price Paid: $80
The best of the best when it comes to axes. I have used this on alpine peaks all over the Cascades. It is the perfect blend of weight and durability. It has enough weight to penetrate hard snow and ice on a self arrest, but is still light enough when weight means the difference between success and failure.
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A comfortable axe designed for easy snow routes and glacier touring, Efficient placement: a lightweight pick of 4 mm, Strong hold when used for balance: steel spike, Comfortable hold: chiselled adze and rounded blade teeth, Axe type B
- Ramsey Outdoor
For glacier travel and snow slopes, the lightweight Petzl SNOWALKER is the axe to have. The stainless steel pick is designed for solid placements even in hard snow and ice. The wide adze chops steps efficiently and provides a comfortable weight-bearing surface. The anodized shaft is made of high quality, durable 7075 aluminum. Available in three sizes. RANDO leash included.
Designed to excel on easy snow slopes and glaciers, the Petzl Snowalker Axe provides the reliable performance you need for glacier travel without weighing you down. The steel pick features a wide adze for efficiently chopping steps, and a hole in the pick provides a place to attach a sling or carabiner.
For easier snow routes and glacier travel, Petzl's Snowalker Ice Axe is comfortable to use with precise placements that work well in both snow and ice. Don't weigh yourself down with more axe than you need but still stay safe by packing in this alpine touring ice axe.
- Mountain Gear