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Picking the Best Ice Axe
Picking the Best Ice Axe
Whats the best ice axe for mountaineering? We looked at 15 of the best and most popular products and compared them head-to-head in the following categories: self-arresting, steep ice and snow climbing, comfort to carry, use as an improvised anchor, weight, and anchor construction/digging. We also lo...
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Petzl Sum'Tec
$175
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Petzl Summit Evo
$170
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Black Diamond Venom
$150
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Ushba Altai Titanium
$239.00
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SMC Capra
$75-$86
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Petzl Glacier
$100
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Grivel G1
$100
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CAMP Corsa
$120
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Black Diamond Raven Pro
$100
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Petzl Snowracer
$80
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Petzl Snowalker
$90
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CAMP Neve
$80
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REI Yeti
$75
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We believe the best gear reviews are those that objectively compare and contrast. To that end, we partner with our sister site OutdoorGearLab.com for gear review information. OutdoorGearLab was launched in July 2011 as a spin-off of SuperTopo's gear review section, which originally was exclusively focused on climbing gear, and expanded over time to include general outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and more.