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89
$150
Editors' Choice Award
Incredibly versatile, there are very few mountaineering objectives that this model doesn't perform well on.
87
$180
Editors' Choice Award
If we could only own one ice axe, this would be it; the Evo is an extremely capable all-arounder that offers a respectable enough weight to make it an option on nearly any trip.
86
$200
One of the best all-around mountaineering axes out there, it just narrowly missed our Editors' Choice Award.
85
$200
Top Pick Award
Built with versatility and steep alpine routes in mind, this model has the shaft of an ice axe with the head of an ice tool.
85
$100
Top Pick Award
The Literide is a surprisingly versatile axe considering its impressively low weight and works well for a much wider range of activities than many of its "Ultralight" counterparts some of which aren't even as low weight.
83
$100
A solid all-around mountaineering axe that wont break the bank.
81
$160
Best Buy Award
Geared towards steep snow, moderate ice, and complex glacier climbs - at a great price.
78
$80
Well-designed and solid, the G1 features high quality materials and is friendly on the bank account.
75
$160
Top Pick Award
A unique axe for the right climber, it's ideal for limited glacial travel, with minimal steep snow needing to be negotiated to access climbs.
75
$120
The heaviest model that doesn't feature a real spike; it features a decent price, though others are cheaper and offer higher performance.
73
$110
Perfect for snow climbs or basic glacier mountaineering routes, this pleasantly priced model might not be the best for more technical routes.
71
$85
Best Buy Award
A solid general mountaineering axe for a great price.
71
$80
A solid general purpose mountaineering axe at a very good price.
70
$87
Decent all-around mountaineering axe at a great price.
62
$120
Top Pick Award
Half the weight of many axes, yet still provides functionality for basic snow climbs, approaches of alpine rock climbs, and ski mountaineering.