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How to use an Ice Axe

Ice axe self-arrest

An ice axe is an essential safety tool for winter hiking and climbing. With proper instruction, it is easy to learn the basics and serves as a foundation for all subsequent winter hiking and mountaineering skills. If you’re new to winter hiking and climbing, the first thing you need to …

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CAMP Corsa Ultralight Ice Axe

Ice Axe Ready-Grip

I’m on mission this winter to shave yet more weight off my winter backpacking and mountaineering gear list. But pushing your non-consumables and unworn items below 25 lbs, becomes increasingly difficult without sacrificing some degree of safety and/or functionality. That’s the issue with going ultralight. It’s not a just matter …

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