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Outdoor Climbing Ice-Tools Leashes-and-Accessories Axe Spike Protector Trailwise
Axe Spike Protector

Save yourself from the Swiss Mountain Police and make sure your ice axe spike doesn't puncture your Waterproof Shell shell in transit.

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Outdoor Climbing Ice-Tools Leashes-and-Accessories Spike Protector Black Diamond
Spike Protector

Cover for the ice axe spike made from tough TPU translucent plastic. An adjustable length of shock cord fitted around the shaft keeps the protector firmly on.

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Outdoor Climbing Ice-Tools Leashes-and-Accessories Pick Protector Black Diamond
Pick Protector

Cover for the pick of the ice axe made from tough TPU translucent plastic. An adjustable length of shock cord fitted around the shaft keeps the protector firmly on.

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Outdoor Climbing Ice-Tools Leashes-and-Accessories Grippy Grip DMM
Grippy Grip

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Outdoor Climbing Ice-Tools Leashes-and-Accessories Axe Head Protector Trailwise
Axe Head Protector

Protects the pick and adze of your axe, a legal requirement in Swiss Gondolas.

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Outdoor Climbing Ice-Tools Leashes-and-Accessories Axe Protector Black Diamond
Axe Protector

Cover for the ice axe pick and adze made from tough TPU translucent plastic. An adjustable length of shock cord keeps both halves of the protector firmly on.

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Outdoor Climbing Ice-Tools Leashes-and-Accessories Leash Standard DMM
Leash Standard

The basic leash for walking axes and general mountaineering. Has a sliding ring for wrist loop adjustment.

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Outdoor Climbing Ice-Tools Leashes-and-Accessories Hammer/Adze - Rebel DMM
Hammer/Adze - Rebel

RRP £20 now only £12.50! Replacement hammer head for DMM Rebel ice tool.

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Outdoor Climbing Ice-Tools Leashes-and-Accessories Trigrest Petzl Charlet
Trigrest

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Outdoor Climbing Ice-Tools Leashes-and-Accessories Horn Grivel
Horn

Add this to the base of a number of Grivel axes to aid climbing and on steep ice or even allow yourself to try leashless climbing. Wih tinkering and the application of longer bolts they can be adapted to other ...

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Outdoor Climbing Ice-Tools Leashes-and-Accessories Lockdown Leash Black Diamond
Lockdown Leash

The slipknot design of this excellent leash tightens when you weight it as far as an adjustable preset point so you always get the perfect fit. It releases smoothly by hooking the added loop over your hammer or...

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Outdoor Climbing Ice-Tools Leashes-and-Accessories Leash Choke Hold DMM
Leash Choke Hold

An excellent leash that is very comfortable and easy to release by putting the release loop over the adze or hammer of the axe (or using your teeth if that's your thing). A stunning piece of design.

Ice Tools

The category of ice tools covers a vast spectrum of pursuits, not all related to climbing.

Walking Axes

Walking axes enable everyone that walks in summer to experience the rewarding delights of a winter day spent in the hills - all you need is a degree of fitness, good hill knowledge and sense and proper training in the use of the axe. Our range of walking axes is provided by Mont Blanc Massif based Grivel. Axes in this category have gently angled, minimally toothed picks and a variety of shaft lengths. Some have a grip around the base of the shaft, but this is not neccessary as you will spend 99.99% of your time holding the axe by the head. 

One important consideration is the axe leash. Most winter walkers will not need anything more than a wrist loop that slides up and down the shaft of the axe, or a piece of webbing that attaches to the top of the axe and links this to the wrist - most of our axes come with the latter.

Weight becomes more of an issue where Alpine work is concerned, and here the Grivel Munro axes really come into their own, being around 400g each. They are ideal for winter walkers and trekkers in Britain and the Alps. For mountaineering, we recommend the Grivel Brenva. It has a strong shaft and light curvature. It is also well worth looking at the lightweight and excellent Grivel Air Tech Evolution, if only to cast admiring glances. If you have any doubt over which size to order in any of the walking axes, please don't hesitate to get in touch by phone or email.

At this point it is worth mentioning B and T ratings on axe shafts. B rated means a weaker shaft that is not recommended for direct belays in climbing situations, however, it is worth bearing in mind that it is more likely that the snow will give way before the axe breaks. T rated shafts will take full climbing fall shocks, if the snow holds of course! Our axes will state whether their shafts are B or T rated.

Technical Axes

Since the days of the first MacInnes' Terradactyls, technical ice tools have proliferated into a vast range of implements, of increasingly radical design.

Extreme water ice climbing in the Western Alps and the United States has meant that the development of equipment for this form of mountaineering has become highly specialised. There have been many designs that have come and gone, but those that have stood the test of the rigours of climbing top grade routes and some very promising newcomers are well covered in our range.

High grade Alpinism and climbs of more sustained difficulty have meant that more emphasis has been put on light weight and streamlined gear, too.

Scottish winter routing has shown something of a resurgence over the past few seasons and with the increased number of people operating at the highest level, and improvements in protection, developments have been fast and furious, to help you torque up the most strenuous of cracks and find purchase in the smallest pieces of turf.

Currently leading the way in the realms of matching design with function are DMM, Petzl Charlet and Black Diamond.


DMM

At the moment, excitingly, the Welsh-based DMM are leading the way in terms of ice axe technology. The Apex is a cutting edge technical tool, and users say it really does the business on the both mixed and ice. Can be used with leashes in traditional climbing mode, but excels without leashes for the more modern approach. The Fly remains our most popular all-round tool that is as at home on Scottish mixed, Welsh water-ice or Alpine North Faces.

Petzl Charlet

The Quark has proven itself time and again in terms of performance. It is an awesome pure water ice axe that is still very at home on technical mixed routes. It is highly recommended by all who use it.

Black Diamond

Challenging Petzl Charlet's Quark and DMM's Apex in terms of handling, balance and penetration on ice the Black Diamond Viper is an attractive and awesome performer on ice and comes to you at a great price. The staff like the balance and handling in particular.

Stubai

We also stock the Hornet Axe and Hammer from Stubai. These technical ice tools offer an entry into the winter climbing world at a very very special offer price.

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Alpine Trip to Chamonix - Mont Blanc in 2015 - Report by Chris

Chris and friend Mark Salter spent a week in the Mont Blanc Massif this July. Here is a trip and gear review from their time there climbing on the Aiguille Du Peigne, Aiguille Du Moine and in the Aiguilles Rouges.
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