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The Charlet-Moser turned Petzl Snow Walker has been around for quite some time and remains a wonderful general mountaineering ice axe. It penetrates ice and firm snow slightly better, is lighter, and is more durable than most other axes. Its only drawback is it's one of the least comfortable ice axes to hold in self-arrest or self-belay position. The steel head is incredibly durable and will last many seasons of abuse. It is capable of the occasional steep snow climb as long as it isn't too long or difficult.