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84
$140
Editors' Choice Award
If we could only own one ice axe, this would be it
83
$210
One of the best all-around mountaineering axes out there, it just narrowly missed our Editors' Choice Award
81
$200
This burly ice axe is everything you could want for challenging glacier routes and steep snow climbs
81
$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
79
$150
Incredibly versatile, there are very few mountaineering objectives that this model doesn't perform well on
77
$170
This super lightweight model is specialized but works extremely well for moderate snow and ice climbs, ski-mountaineering, and alpine rock climbing
76
$180
Geared towards steep snow, moderate ice, and complex glacier climbs - at a great price
69
$100
A solid all-around mountaineering axe that wont break the bank
69
$100
Top Pick Award
A surprisingly versatile axe considering its impressively low weight
69
$100
Top Pick Award
Nearly half the weight of many of its all-mountain counterparts, it has a steel pick and proved surprisingly versatile
67
$160
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
64
$80
A solid general purpose mountaineering axe at a very good price
61
$120
The heaviest model that doesn't feature a real spike; it features a decent price, though others are cheaper and offer higher performance
61
$120
Top Pick Award
Half the weight of many axes, yet still provides functionality for basic snow climbs, approaches, and ski mountaineering
59
$120
Perfect for snow climbs or basic glacier mountaineering routes, this pleasantly priced model might not be the best for more technical routes
59
$80
Well-designed and solid, the G1 features high quality materials and is friendly on the bank account
54
$90
Best Buy Award
A solid general mountaineering axe for a great price

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