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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

CAMP Corsa Ice Axe in the Alpine Garden, Mt Washington (NH) 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. …

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