HOW TO CHOOSE AN ICE AXE FOR SKI MOUNTAINEERING

In this video Chamonix-based IFMGA Mountain Guide Dave Searle talks about the features to look for in a ski mountaineering ice axe and the pros and cons of a small selection of his chosen tools.

 

SOME OF THE GEAR IN THE VIDEO:

PETZL SNOWRACER (no longer available)

BCA SHAXE TECH

ICE ROCK IDOL

PETZL SUM’TEC

PETZL GULLY


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