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Ice Axes

An ice axe is an essential piece of mountain climbing equipment used for traveling across snow and ice and for climbing steeper ice falls and slopes. There are lots of different kinds of ice axes and ice tools available. Learn all about ice axes, the parts of an ice axe, which axe is best for you, and how to use an ice axe.

Which Ice Axe Do You Need? — All About Ice Axes
An ice axe is an essential piece of climbing equipment used in mountaineering for traveling across snow and ice. There are lots of different kinds of ice axes and ice tools available. Which ice axe do you need? Find out here how to determine which ice axe is best for your climbing adventures.

Parts of an Ice Axe
Before you buy and use an ice axe, learn all the different parts of the ice axe and what they are used for. Then you can choose the right ice axe for ice climbing, mountaineering, and mountain hiking.

Ice Axe
Definition of Ice Axe, a climbing equipment word for a shaft and ice pick for climbing ice and snow.

The Best Mountaineering Glove System
When you're ice climbing or climbing high mountains, your hands are going to get cold. What's the best glove system to use to keep your hands and fingers toasty warm and free from the risk of frostbite? Learn from mountaineer Susan Paul how to create a glove system for winter climbing.

Essential Ice Climbing Equipment
You want to go ice climbing this winter, but what equipment do you need? Here is a list of all the climbing equipment you need to go ice climbing and stay warm outside in the winter, including a helmet, boots, harness, crampons, ice tools, headlamp, belay device, and warm clothes.

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