For mountaineering or glacier trekking, knowing how to use an ice axe is essential. Choose the right ice axe for your objective and level!
For mountaineering or glacier trekking, knowing how to use an ice axe is essential. Depending on the type of terrain, your ice axe will help you stop a fall or move forward by gripping the wall. Choose the right ice axe for your objective and, of course, your level!
You need an ice axe for glacier trekking
When trekking on snow or ice, your ice axe can help you keep your balance. If you slip, you can also use it to stop yourself from falling.
For a combination of both activities: glacier trekking, ski mountaineering on slopes of between 0 and 40°, the Ocelot ice axe is a great choice
For ski mountaineering
You will need an ice axe to climb up gullies, maintain your balance on ridges and keep you safe on steep slopes. Opt for a versatile ice axe (that you can also take with you when you go mountaineering)
You already have some experience on ice and are keen to try your hand at more technical hikes, while keeping your activities varied.
Glacier trekking, ski mountaineering and mountaineering, the Naja Light ice axe is perfect for slopes of between 0 and 70°.
The model with adze is perfect if you want to be able to carve out snow and ice (to make steps, for example).
For hiking on snow or ice slopes and in gullies, with a slope of between 45 and 90°, you need to have a pick for hard-packed snow and hard ice. Your ice axe needs to have a very curved shaft for optimal striking, and immediate anchorage and de-anchorage.
These ice axes are usually used together as a pair: 1 hammer / 1 adze. The Anaconda was designed just for you.
We help you extend the lifespan of your ice axe by offering spare parts. Maintenance and upkeep are also crucial for the durability of your product. Find out how by reading our tips!