The Petzl Ride is a superlight dedicated ski axe designed specifically to require the minimum amount of effort to carry with you when touring or freeriding through glacial terrain. With an all steel head it's strong enough to earn your trust and with a slightly curved shaft it is easy to use for a secure purchase on snow slopes.
The pick is tapered to 3mm for better penetration in ice and the 7075 aluminium shaft is a compact 45cm designed to fit inside a pack for improved safety and discretion. This is a perfect axe for having with you for touring and weighing in at only 240g why wouldn't you take it with you?
Petzl Ride Features
- Steel head
- Tapered pick
- Curved 45cm aluminium shaft
- Machined grip
- Bevelled spike
Small enough to fit inside my rucksack but still a useful size when required, the Petzl Ride comes skiing with me all winter. You're not going to climb anything technical or chop many steps with this axe, but as an occasional axe it's great.
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