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rated 3.5 of 5 stars With skye pick, compares favorably with modern ice tools - best third tool ever While tube picks were a fad that was justifiably short-lived, and the "alpine" classic curve pick was nothing to write home about, the skye pick (pterrordactyl knock-off) is a gem of engineering that still compares favorably with modern ice tools (in my opinion). In the 2015 season, I'm still carrying one as a third tool, although the picks are becoming impossible to find. Anybody out there who has old mjolnir skye picks… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars Part 3 of a 4 tool, 30 yr+ Field Test Hey if they can run cars for a million miles then write a review, why not the 30+ test on outdoor gear.  If gear is good enough to go the long run and still meet expectations equivalent to today's gear. First of the run - Simond Chacal, followed by the MacInnes-Peck Terrordactyl. This one is on the Forest Moljner of the Colorado Climbing world. Mine is a hammer face. Don't remember if they offered it with an adze.  If yes, would have been the smallest ever. … Full review

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Forrest Mountaineering was founded by Bill Forrest in Denver, Colo., around 1968.

The company developed and produced many firsts in mountaineering equipment, such as the daisy chain, nuts,  the original "Friends" active cam-nut protection system, the Mjolnir, the first rock-and-ice hammer with interchangeable picks, and the use of fiberglass in the handles of mountaineering tools.

Bill Forrest sold Forrest Mountaineering to Dick Olsen's Olsen Industries in 1985.


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