Advice on buying an ice axe

Published on 2007-01-15 by John Collins.

An essential piece of kit that I will be buying someday, along with a set of crampons, as my hiking exploits go further and further afield each year:

Buying an Ice Axe :

Updated 2021 : note that the above post is out-of-date, given this post was originally published in 2007, but is left here for archival purposes. I have unlinked the original external link as it is now dead.