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Last Updated: 03/24/2019

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  #1

Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe

Model: Black Diamond   |    Mpn: BD410151000055_1-Parent   |    PartNumber: BD410151000055_1-Parent   |   Asin: B0012EA6EI

The Raven is a traditional piolet (ice-axe) with a great price and quality. The head and spike are investment cast from stainless-steel for durability. The shaft is smooth 7075 aluminum for light weight and easy plunging. The pick's curve and teeth are designed for secure self-arresting.

Features

  • Key Features: Investment cast stainless steel head and spike CEN-B certified Weight: 15.9oz (452g) 60cm.
  • Investment cast stainless steel head and spike
  • CEN-B certified
  • Weight: 15.9oz (452g) 60cm.
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Brand: Black Diamond   |   Manufacturer: Black Diamond

Item Dimensions: 22 x 14 x 6 inches (55.9 x 35.6 x 15.2 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 11 x 26 inches (5.1 x 27.9 x 66.0 cm)

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  #2

Camp Neve Ice Axe - 73 cm

Model: 5229073   |    Mpn: 5229073   |    Ean: 8005436023410   |    PartNumber: 5229073   |   Asin: B00L9E4APC

A sleek and elegant mountaineering axe with a forged steel pick designed to deliver solid placements in hard snow and provide quick and aggressive self arrests.

Features

  • General Mountaineering
  • Forged chromoly steel pick and adze
  • Carabiner holes at head and spike
  • Symmetric steel spike plunges smoothly
  • Equipped with sliding leash
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Brand: Camp   |   Manufacturer: CAMP

Item Dimensions: 3 x 11 x 29 inches (7.6 x 27.9 x 73.7 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1.97 x 11.61 x 33.07 inches (5.0 x 29.5 x 84.0 cm)

Amazon Price: $71.96 | as of 03/24/2019(10:48am pst)
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  #3

PETZL - Summit, Classic Mountaineering Ice Axe

Model: Petzl   |   Asin: B00R53YR72

Designed for classic mountaineering, the SUMMIT ice axe offers an excellent balance between price and performance. It is lightweight and offers good anchoring performance of both the head and the spike; it is curved to offer necessary clearance for steep ice; it can be used in piolet-canne or piolet-rampe mode as well as in piolet-traction mode on short, steep sections.

Features

  • HIGH PERFORMANCE: The SUMMIT ice axe has a thin, toothed tip for good anchoring in hard snow and ice while the middle is thicker to anchor in soft snow. The SUMMIT can be used in piolet-rampe or piolet-canne mode.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT: The SUMMIT weighs between 360 and 400 grams (depending on length). It's light enough for longer treks and climbs while still weighing enough for good anchoring power.
  • HANDLE: The handle is made of anodized aluminum that resists rust. Additionally, the adze has a handle cut into it to provide better grip.
  • EASY TO USE: The upper part of the shaft is curved for good clearance when climbing while the lower part is straighter and provides efficient penetration in snow.
  • EXTRAS: Both the head and spike are equipped with holes for clipping a carabiner or attaching a sling. The SUMMIT ice axe is compatible with the LINKIN leash.
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Brand: PETZL   |   Manufacturer: Petzl

Item Dimensions: 2 x 10 x 24 inches (5.1 x 25.4 x 61.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 10 x 24 inches (5.1 x 25.4 x 61.0 cm)

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  #4

BLACK DIAMOND Raven Pro Ice Axe

Model: Black Diamond   |    Mpn: BD410162-Parent   |    PartNumber: BD410162-Parent   |   Asin: B07BTRB9BZ

214088 Features: Get more purchase and a better grip on the ice with a redesigned, ergonomic stainless steel head with a more aggressive pick Large carabiner hole for easy clipping Specifications: Length: 50 cm; 55 cm; 60 cm; 65 cm; 70 cm; 75 cm Weight: 128 (50 cm); 133 (55 cm); 138 (60 cm); 144 (65 cm); 149 (70 cm); 154 (75 cm) Head: stainless steel Shaft: aluminumSpecifications based on 50 centimeters

Features

  • Lightweight aluminum shaft
  • Investment-cast, one-piece stainless steel head with an aggressive pick and large hole for a carabiner
  • Ergonomic head
  • CEN-B certified
  • Weight: 362g, 13 ozHead: Head, Spike: Stainless steelShaft: Aluminum
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Brand: Black Diamond   |   Manufacturer: Black Diamond

Item Dimensions: 2 x 12 x 32 inches (5.1 x 30.5 x 81.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 12 x 32 inches (5.1 x 30.5 x 81.3 cm)

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  #5

Petzl - GLACIER, Lightweight Performance Ice Axe for Glacier Travel

Model: Petzl   |    Mpn: U01B0   |    PartNumber: U01B0   |   Asin: B00R53YYSE

Lightweight performance ice axe for glacier travel, with a meticulous design and finish. The GLACIER ice axe offers very good anchoring qualities in hard snow and ice, thanks to its very high quality steel pick, guaranteeing both solid bite and durability. It also has an anodized aluminum shaft with a machined handle for excellent grip.

Features

  • Lightweight performance ice axe for glacier travel
  • Very good anchoring qualities in hard snow and ice, t
  • high-quality steel pick (identical to picks of technical ice axes)
  • very strong steel adze with with an edge designed for efficient cutting of steps
  • high-quality aluminum shaft (7075 aluminum, used in aeronautics), with anodized finish for excellent rust protection
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Brand: PETZL   |   Manufacturer: Petzl

Item Dimensions: 4 x 10 x 24 inches (10.2 x 25.4 x 61.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4 x 10 x 24 inches (10.2 x 25.4 x 61.0 cm)

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  #6

Grivel G1 Axe

Model: Grivel   |    Mpn: 756066   |    PartNumber: 756066   |   Asin: B006GN0KJQ

FEATURES of the Grivel G1 Axe Very light ice axe Hot forged, one piece head Maximum strength and minimal weight Classical neutral pick with ergonomic design Natural rubber grip covers the Ergal 7075 shaft of G1Plus

Features

  • Very light ice axe
  • Hot forged, one piece head
  • Maximum strength and minimal weight
  • Classical neutral pick with ergonomic design
  • Natural rubber grip covers the Ergal 7075 shaft of G1Plus
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Brand: Grivel   |   Manufacturer: Grivel

Item Dimensions: 2 x 11 x 27 inches (5.1 x 27.9 x 68.6 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 11 x 27 inches (5.1 x 27.9 x 68.6 cm)

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  #7

PETZL - Ride, Compact, Ultralight Ice Axe for Ski Touring and Freeriding

Model: U04A   |    Mpn: U04A 45   |    Ean: 3342540106314   |    PartNumber: U04A 45   |   Asin: B01IDQ2FK0

Ultralight and very compact, the RIDE ice axe g s everywhere with you for ski touring or glacier travel, without weighing you down. Solid placements thanks to the all-steel head, a pick tapered to 3 mm, and a bent shaft.

Features

  • HIGHLY TECHNICAL: The RIDE's steel head offers the same performance as a classic ice axe. The pick is tapered to 3 mm at the end for good penetration in ice.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT: Weighing in at only 240 grams, the RIDE won't weigh you down on long treks and climbs.
  • COMPACT: The RIDE is only 45 cm in length and has a beveled spike, allowing for easy storage inside your pack and reduced risk of injury when attached to the outside of your pack.
  • EASY TO USE: The curved shaft and machined grip make this ice axe easy to handle during climbs.
  • COMPATIBILITY: The RIDE ice axe is compatible with Petzl's PICK AND SPIKE PROTECTION protectors and the LINKIN leash.
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Brand: PETZL   |   Manufacturer: Petzl

Item Dimensions: 17.72 x 7.87 x 7.87 inches (45.0 x 20.0 x 20.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1.57 x 8.27 x 18.11 inches (4.0 x 21.0 x 46.0 cm)

Amazon Price: $85.00 | as of 03/24/2019(10:48am pst)
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  #8

Viper Ice Tool by Black Diamond

 PartNumber: 412086   |   Asin: B000V09RMQ

A technical, all-terrain tool, the Black Diamond Viper makes the perfect daily driver for ice and alpine climbing. The Viper is built with a hydroformed shaft to increase stiffness and reduce weight, while maintaining exceptional clearance and balance.

Features

  • Hydroformed shaft for clearance, weight savings and strength
  • Laser pick, Viper Strike and Fang included, modular head design
  • Removable upper and lower pommels
  • Shaft CEN-T certified, patented
  • Weight: 625g, 1 lb 6 oz
    Length:50 cm
    Head: Stainless steel
    Pick: Chromoly steel
    Shaft: Aluminum
    Grip: TPU
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Brand: Black Diamond   |   Manufacturer: Black Diamond

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  #9

Petzl Nomic Ice Climbing Axe

 Ean: 3342540823631   |    PartNumber: U021AA00   |   Asin: B07CHFHS8T

The Nomic ice axe sets the standard for ice climbing. Perfectly balanced, equipped with weights, it offers an exceptional swing. The Pur'Ice pick provides efficient placement in any type of ice. The shape of the ice axe and the double handle offer multiple grip modes, as well as stable hand switching. The grip is comfortable, thanks to the ergonomics of the handle and to the adjustable Griprest handrest. Featuring a minimalist hammer, the head is protected and allows the user to hammer a piton back in. Entirely modular, the ice axe can be optimized for the terrain.

Features

  • Efficient placement on any type of ice
  • Perfect shape and balance of the ice axe provide an exceptional swing
  • Comfortable grip, designed for technical ice climbing
  • Hydroformed shaft for optimal grip in the middle of the shaft
  • Griprest Nomic handrest is overmolded and adjustable to three positions, to adapt to all hand sizes, even while wearing gloves. The lower part has a serrated stainless steel point that improves support when used in piolet-canne mode
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Brand: PETZL   |   Manufacturer: Petzl

Package Dimensions: 0.98 x 8.86 x 19.17 inches (2.5 x 22.5 x 48.7 cm)

Amazon Price: $299.45 | as of 03/24/2019(10:48am pst)
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  #10

Camp Corsa Ice Axe

Model: Camp Corsa Ice Axe   |    Mpn: 142860   |    PartNumber: 142860   |   Asin: B07CBN6BNZ

113420 Features: Ultra-lightweight design weighs in at a record-low 205 grams (barely over 7 ounces) Get a grip on snow and ice with the aluminum alloy head and shaft The CAMP Cares program stamps a wear line on the spike that tells you when you need replace the axe head Specifications: Length: 50 to 60 to 70 cm Style: leashless Weight: 723 ounces Head: adze Shaft: straight Material: aluminum Leash: not included

Features

  • Forged aluminum pick and adze
  • Ideal for snow travel and self arrest
  • Can be used as an anchor for glacier rescue and traversing cornices
  • Nylon spike plug on 60 and 70cm lengths keeps ice out of the shaft
  • Weight: 7.2 oz
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Brand: Camp   |   Manufacturer: CAMP

Item Dimensions: 2 x 9 x 27 inches (5.1 x 22.9 x 68.6 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 9 x 27 inches (5.1 x 22.9 x 68.6 cm)

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  #11

Black Diamond Viper Ice Axe Adze

 Ean: 0793661269786   |    PartNumber: BD4120860000ALL1   |   Asin: B078Z8HBMY

Black Diamond's Viper Ice Tool is an all-around axe for any terrain from nearby crags to faraway alpine climbs. Updates for this season include a superlight, hydroformed shaft that extends through the grip for a more responsive feel, and a beefed up Titan Pick for durability and a reliable, versatile performance. You can switch out the Titan Pick with any Black Diamond picks, adzes, and hammers thanks to the modular head. The adjustable FlickLock pommel slides up and down the shaft to offer more grip options on steep climbs or low-angle slabs. -Hydroformed aluminum shaft-Adjustable FlickLock pommel-Modular head with Titan Pick-Clippable spike

Features

Brand: Black Diamond   |   Manufacturer: Black Diamond

Package Dimensions: 1 x 14.7 x 19.2 inches (2.5 x 37.3 x 48.8 cm)

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  #12

Camp USA Corsa Nanotech Axe

Model: Camp Corsa Nanotech Ice Axe   |    Mpn: 1429   |    PartNumber: 1429   |   Asin: B000OOEO7W

FEATURES of the Camp USA Corsa Nanotech Axe The second lightest ice axe in the world! Sandvik Nanoflex steel pick and spike for durability and strength Ideal for snow travel and self arrest Can be used as an anchor for glacier rescue and traversing cornices Nylon spike plug on all lengths keeps ice out of shaft CC4U wear indicator warns when the pick is dull beyond the safe limit Optional sliding leash (1305) easily attaches to shaft

Features

  • The second lightest ice axe in the world!
  • Sandvik Nanoflex steel pick and spike for durability and strength
  • Ideal for snow travel and self arrest
  • Can be used as an anchor for glacier rescue and traversing cornices
  • Nylon spike plug on all lengths keeps ice out of shaft
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Brand: Camp USA   |   Manufacturer: Camp Usa

Item Dimensions: 4 x 9 x 20 inches (10.2 x 22.9 x 50.8 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4 x 9 x 20 inches (10.2 x 22.9 x 50.8 cm)

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  #13

Petzl Glacier Literide Axe

Asin: B00SFV6EY2

Compact and lightweight, the GLACIER LITERIDE ice axe is the perfect choice for ski mountaineering, skiing steep chutes and fast-and-light climbing. It also has the benefit of great anchoring efficiency thanks to its very high-quality steel pick, guaranteeing both confident anchoring and great durability.

Features

  • Very good anchoring qualities in hard snow and ice, thanks to: - the profile of the pick
  • For sure and stable anchoring - provided by the toothed steel pick, thinner at the tip (3 mm)
  • The stainless steel spike provides for very good penetration in hard snow
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Brand: PETZL   |   Manufacturer: Petzl

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  #14

Black Diamond Fixed Length Carbon Ski Poles

Model: BD11153300001101-parent   |   Asin: B01D4VWPFE

Clean, light, precise all-mountain pole in a fixed length.

Features

  • 14 mm (.55 in) carbon fiber with Kevlar wrapped lower for protection against ski-edge hits
  • The strongest pole in the Black Diamond line
  • Freeride Series grip with grippy, dual-density rubber in palming zone and an aggressive hooking point for leveraging bars and buckles
  • Freeride Series strap with easy-access design and lengthened pull tab hangs open and distributes weight evenly across the hand
  • Weight Per Pair: 455g, 1 lb ozLength: 110cm (43 in)
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Brand: Black Diamond   |   Manufacturer: Great Lakes MP

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  #15

Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe, 75cm, Anodized Light Gray

Model: BD410151000075_1   |    Mpn: BD410151000075_1   |    Ean: 0793661099253   |    PartNumber: BD410151000075_1   |   Asin: B001AQM0T2

A modern version of chouinard's original curved-pick mountain Axe, the Black Diamond raven ice axes is Black Diamond classic mountaineer's piolet that has been used on classic climbs the world over for decades. The raven's durable aircraft aluminum shaft and investment-cast stainless steel pick are engineered for secure self-arresting.

Features

  • Investment-cast, One-piece stainless steel head with a large hole for a carabiner
  • Pick's Curve and teeth engineered for secure self-arresting
  • Durable, aircraft-grade aluminum shaft
  • Cen-b Certified
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Brand: Black Diamond   |   Manufacturer: Great Lakes MP

Item Dimensions: 2 x 12 x 31 inches (5.1 x 30.5 x 78.7 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 11.25 x 29 inches (5.1 x 28.6 x 73.7 cm)

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  #16

Omega Pacific Mountain Ice Axe, 80 cm, NiCroMo Head & Spike - 6061 Aircraft Alloy Aluminum Shaft

Model: MAX80-1   |    Mpn: 113084   |    Ean: 0821273504855   |    PartNumber: 113084   |   Asin: B002J91R1G

Omega Pacific Mountain Axe, 80 cm, Nicoma Head & Spike - 6061 Aircraft Alloy Aluminum Shaft

Features

  • The product is Solid, strong Mountain Axe
  • The product has Laser-cut, steel head and spike
  • Aircraft-quality aluminum shaft
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Brand: Omega Pacific   |   Manufacturer: Omega Pacific

Package Dimensions: 1.8 x 11.4 x 31.5 inches (4.6 x 29.0 x 80.0 cm)

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  #17

PETZL - Glacier, Lightweight Performance Ice Axe for Glacier Travel, 60 cm

Model: U01B 060   |    Mpn: U01B 060   |    Ean: 3342540100589   |    PartNumber: U01B 060   |   Asin: B00Q78XOLG

Lightweight performance ice axe for glacier travel, with a meticulous design and finish. The GLACIER ice axe offers very good anchoring qualities in hard snow and ice, thanks to its very high quality steel pick, guaranteeing both solid bite and durability. It also has an anodized aluminum shaft with a machined handle for excellent grip.

Features

  • HIGH QUALITY: The GLACIER's high-quality steel pick is identical to technical ice axe picks. The pick is designed to make cutting steps, anchoring, and penetrating hard snow easy.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT: Weighing between 350 and 390 grams (depending on length), the GLACIER won't weigh you down on long treks and climbs.
  • HANDLE: Choose 60, 68, or 75 cm lengths. The shaft is made from high-quality anodized aluminum that resists rusting.
  • EASY TO USE: The GLACIER features a handle cut into the shaft that provides you better grip when technical ice climbing. Additionally, the upper part of the pick offers excellent grip and serves as a comfortable support surface.
  • EXTRAS: Both the head and spike are equipped with holes for clipping a carabiner or attaching a sling. The GLACIER ice axe comes with the LINKIN leash.
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Brand: PETZL   |   Manufacturer: Petzl

Item Dimensions: 2.17 x 11.81 x 27.56 inches (5.5 x 30.0 x 70.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1.6 x 7.7 x 23.1 inches (4.1 x 19.6 x 58.7 cm)

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