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The Shuksan Ice Axe by SMC has a well-balanced feel to excel at chopping steps, self belaying and self arresting. A great general-purpose ice axe.
- Mountain Gear
SMC called upon years of mountaineering and manufacturing experience to set ourselves to the challenge of designing the perfect general mountaineering axe. They achieved that goal and the result is the Shuksan's optimal performance in self-arrest, self-belaying, chopping steps as well as an anchor. | Unquestionably a lifetime partner, alpinists treasure their Shuksans, while performance rental departments across the country testify to its unsurpassed combination of function, durability, reliability, quality and value. | Core to the design of the Shuksan is SMC's patented vibration-dampening connections at the head and spike. | The handle is made of extruded aircraft quality aluminum that is powder-coated and oven baked for exceptional durability. Choices include a wide range of lengths; 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85 & 90 centimeters. | The Shuksan Ice Axe is endorsed by Eric Simonson and Phil Ershler, co-owners of the world famous International Mountain Guides. | Note that Shuksan axe lengths
- Tahoe Mountain Sports