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Alpine-X Mountaineering Axe

€125,00
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A lightweight, hybrid ice axe for general mountaineering including alpine and glacier use with a strong, aggressive steel blade giving improved penetration.
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Description

Salewa Alpine-X Mountaineering Axe

A lightweight, hybrid ice axe for general mountaineering including alpine and glacier use. Its ergonomic shape makes it very comfortable to carry in the hand when used for support on ascents and descents. Available in 53cm and 65cm shaft lengths.

Salewa Alpine-X Mountaineering Axe

Its strong, aggressive steel blade gives improved penetration in steep Scottish or alpine couloirs or for glacier work. With a sharpened adze for effective cutting steps and chopping ledges and straight shaft for smooth plunging and secure belay construction.

At a glance:

  • Extremely comfortable to carry in the hand thanks to ergonomically shaped head
  • Aggressive 3 mm blade designed for reliable penetration in ice and snow
  • Good anchoring due to weight concentrated in precision-cast steelhead
  • Straight shaft for good snow penetration and reliable belay construction (deadman)
  • Sharp (replaceable) carbide tip at the bottom for better grip when moving on hard snow or ice
  • Sharpened adze for effective cutting steps and chopping ledges
  • Compatible with SALEWA self-locking handrest and handloop
  • Holes for clipping carabiner at head and bottom of shaft base
  • Anodised and hardened high-tech aluminium 7075, T6 shaft
  • Spare part /accessories available to order: pickguard, replacement tip, handrest, leash.
  • Weight: 350g (53cm) 375g (65cm)
  • Materials: Carbon steelhead, 7075 aluminium shaft, carbide spike
  • Certifications: CE EN 13089, B and UIAA 152