Ice Axe Reviews
Do you love mountain hikes? Do you love those high altitude hikes? In the areas that you love to hike, are there below freezing and snow conditions? If your answer to one or more of these questions is yes, then you definitely need the correct equipment. One of the most important tools for hiking in snowy conditions is an ice axe. An ice axe is a tool of many uses especially by mountaineers for climbing and hiking in below freezing conditions. The ice axe is used both for ascending as well as descending. For ascents the most basic use of the axe is as a walking stick, another use is anchoring it deep in the mountain to help bring up a fellow climber. For the descent, the axe may be used to slow your fall in case you slip down the mountain face. When buying an axe the things that you should consider is your size, the axe’s CEN rating, shape, weight, length, as well as what you intend to do with the axe.