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Picking the Best Ice Axe
Picking the Best Ice Axe
We looked at 13 different ice axes and compared them head-to-head in the following categories: self-arresting, anchor digging, step chopping, use as improvised anchor, steep ice and snow climbing, and comfort to carry. We also looked at their advantages and disadvantages across different user groups...
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Ushba Altai Titanium
$239.00
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SMC Capra
$75-$86
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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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