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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Petzl's Summit page.

Retailers' Descriptions

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The Petzl Summit Mountaineering Axe has an anodized aluminum shaft for added protection in the elements. A hot-forged steel head and adze ensure plenty of durability so as to be able to handle the abuse of life in the mountains; you won't need to re-sharpen it every time you head out for some peak bagging. Petzl also curved the upper shaft for improved clearance on steep terrain so you can take it on technical routes instead of only walk-ups. A stainless steel bottom spike enables easy plunging into all but the iciest of footing. With carabiner clips on the top and bottom, this axe can be used easily and efficiently as an anchor-system.

- Backcountry.com

Features of the Petzl Summit Ice Axe Lightweight ice axe, but with enough weight in the head for good anchoring power Shaft ergonomics The Upper part of the shaft is curved to offer good clearance when Climbing The lower part is straighter and guarantees efficient penetration in Snow Pick and adze in hot-forged steel, ensuring solid anchoring Pick is thin (3 mm) and toothed at the tip, ensuring good anchoring qualities in hard Snow and ice Pick is thicker in the middle to favor anchoring in soft Snow Teeth on Upper part of pick strengthen the hold on the ice axe in piolet-rampe mode Durable spike in stainless steel for very good penetration in hard Snow and in piolet-canne mode High strength and practical aspects Very durable steel adze offers a comfortable support surface, and the design of the edges allows stairs to be carved efficiently Tilted adze directs the axe correctly into the Snow (piolet-canne usage) Head and spike equipped with holes for clipping a carabiner or attaching a sling High-quality aluminum shaft (7075 aluminum, used in aeronautics), with anodized finish for excellent protection Handle is cut into the adze to create a better grip Ice axe compatible with Linkin leash

- Moosejaw

Description of Petzl Summit Ice AxeDig in You still have a lot of mountain to climb. With its technical approach to the practice of classic mountaineering the Petzl Summit Ice Axe combines a lightweight head forged of steel and a curved shaft made of ultra-light aluminum for superb weight efficiancy durability. The SUMMIT is designed for the modern practice of classic mountaineering.FeaturesHot forged chromoly steel head is curved to offer a comfortable, powerful gripThe shaft is made of ultra-light aluminum with a textured rubber coating for a solid grip and great thermal insulationCurved upper shaft allows good clearance during climbing, while the straighter lower part guarantees efficient penetration in snowThe pick is thin 3.5 mm at the tip to ensure solid purchase in ice, and wide in the middle 8 mm for soft snowTeeth are positioned and tapered to optimize holding power while descending piolet rampe usageTilted adze directs the axe correctly into the snow piolet-canne usageHead and spike are equipped with wide, oval holes for easily clipping a carabinerStainless steel spike ensures excellent grip on rockErgonomically shaped spike is adapted to the shape of the palm and designed to avoid damaging the bottom of the gripAvailable in three lengths

- US Outdoor Store

Modern ice axe for classical mountaineering.The SUMMIT is designed for the modern practice of classic mountaineering. A result of the expertise acquired over many years, this product applies a new technical approach to this category of ice axes. The curved shaft provides the necessary clearance on steep or icy terrain. The light, forged steel head attached to the shaft ensures maximum efficiency.

- GearX.com