Summit® Ice Axe

Summit® Ice Axe

Petzl

$139.95

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.

Shaft ergonomics:
- the upper part of the shaft is curved to offer good clearance when climbing
- the lower part is straighter and guarantees efficient penetration in snow

Pick and adze in hot-forged steel, ensuring solid anchoring:
- pick is thin (3 mm) and toothed at the tip, ensuring good anchoring qualities in hard snow and ice
- pick is thicker in the middle to favor anchoring in soft snow
- teeth on upper part of pick strengthen the hold on the ice axe in piolet-rampe mode
- durable spike in stainless steel for very good penetration in hard snow and in piolet-canne mode

High strength and practical aspects:
- durable steel adze offers a comfortable support surface and the design of the edges allows stairs to be carved efficiently
- tilted adze directs the axe correctly into the snow (piolet-canne usage)
- head and spike equipped with holes for clipping a carabiner or attaching a sling
- high-quality aluminum shaft (7075 aluminum, used in aeronautics), with anodized finish for excellent protection
- handle is cut into the adze to create a better grip

Please view our blog entry to help select the correct size of axe

Length:52cm59cm66cm
Weight:12.7oz / 360g13.4oz / 380g14.1oz / 400g

 

Description

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.

Shaft ergonomics:
– the upper part of the shaft is curved to offer good clearance when climbing
– the lower part is straighter and guarantees efficient penetration in snow

Pick and adze in hot-forged steel, ensuring solid anchoring:
– pick is thin (3 mm) and toothed at the tip, ensuring good anchoring qualities in hard snow and ice
– pick is thicker in the middle to favor anchoring in soft snow
– teeth on upper part of pick strengthen the hold on the ice axe in piolet-rampe mode
– durable spike in stainless steel for very good penetration in hard snow and in piolet-canne mode

High strength and practical aspects:
– durable steel adze offers a comfortable support surface and the design of the edges allows stairs to be carved efficiently
– tilted adze directs the axe correctly into the snow (piolet-canne usage)
– head and spike equipped with holes for clipping a carabiner or attaching a sling
– high-quality aluminum shaft (7075 aluminum, used in aeronautics), with anodized finish for excellent protection
– handle is cut into the adze to create a better grip

Please view our blog entry to help select the correct size of axe

Length:52cm59cm66cm
Weight:12.7oz / 360g13.4oz / 380g14.1oz / 400g

 

Additional information

Variant

52 cm, 59 cm, 66 cm

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