Ice Axe for Alpine Climbing

With the correct ice pick on high tour!

Glacier, Sun and a breathtaking mountain panorama Рwhat you can as a mountaineer better imagine? For the planned climb to success, too, is selecting the right equipment of vital importance. While a good ice-axe in matching length next to the correct functional clothing, suitable shoes, a comfortable backpack and the crampons is one of the basic equipment of every Hochtourengängers. But how do you find the matching ice axe for the selected tour?

The ice axe should be adapted to the terrain

In the 1970s ice axe were used for every alpine company in the snow and ice – by the climb up the wall of ice. Today, a large number of ice axes to choose is the mountaineers, whose purpose of simple glacier tours up to demanding companies in steep terrain range.
As a rule of thumb, that ice axe with a straight shank for flatter sections of the glacier completely sufficient, as they are used here primarily as a walking stick. Ice axe with a curved shaft used in steep terrain, however, which are better suited for climbing. A rubber in the grip area improves the grip and facilitates the use of a Schaftzugpickel. Ice climbing, however, two ice tools are recommended!

The correct length for the ice axe

As a rule of thumb recommends buying an axe the literature, the ice pick to choose that he touched not the ground with outstretched arm. In recent years, many climbers to shorter pimples, which certainly has its purpose in steeper terrain tend. Many ultralight ice pick, as they have mainly mainstream emergency here, are often very short. How when the curvature is so also when choosing lengths, to decide what tours to plan in advance.

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DMM Switch Technical Climbing Ice Axe

DMM Switch Technical Climbing Ice Axe

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Petzl Ride Ultralight Ice Axe, 45cm

Petzl Ride Ultralight Ice Axe, 45cm

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Mount Elbrus climbed by Sadie Whitlocks

Mount Elbrus climbed by Sadie Whitlocks

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Senja Island Ski Touring Holiday with Alpine Guides

Senja Island Ski Touring Holiday with Alpine Guides

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Black Diamond Viper Ice Tools

Black Diamond Viper Ice Tools

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ICE AXE ATTACHMENT – ALPINE ATTACK

ICE AXE ATTACHMENT - ALPINE ATTACK

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Mount Stuart

Mount Stuart

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Mountain Boots, Ice Ax, Crampons, Isolated Stock Photo …

Mountain Boots, Ice Ax, Crampons, Isolated Stock Photo ...

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Ski traverse of the Berner Oberland from the Jungfraujoch …

Ski traverse of the Berner Oberland from the Jungfraujoch ...

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Mount Everest: How to climb the world's highest mountain ...

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Mt. Baker – Washington, USA 3,286m / 10,781ft.

Mt. Baker - Washington, USA 3,286m / 10,781ft.

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Edelrid Finger Rest | Ice Axes

Edelrid Finger Rest | Ice Axes

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Rab Women’s Microlight Alpine Jacket

Rab Women's Microlight Alpine Jacket

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UKC Gear

UKC Gear

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Seven New Premium Gore-Tex Pro Jackets

Seven New Premium Gore-Tex Pro Jackets

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Cheddar Gorge Climbs £20.00

Cheddar Gorge Climbs £20.00

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Mount Elbrus climbed by Sadie Whitlocks

Mount Elbrus climbed by Sadie Whitlocks

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VINTAGE ANTIQUE ICE Pick Axe Mountaineer Climbing Rock …

VINTAGE ANTIQUE ICE Pick Axe Mountaineer Climbing Rock ...

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Petzl Summit Evo Technical Ice Axe [52 59 66 cm] Pick Adze …

Petzl Summit Evo Technical Ice Axe [52 59 66 cm] Pick Adze ...

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E-Climb Cryo Ice Axe £189.00

E-Climb Cryo Ice Axe £189.00

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