mountaineering ice axe


Winter Hiking Gear: How to use crampons, ice axes and gaiters?

Winter hiking requires additional gear which keeps you going safe and steady on snowy or icy trails. Gaiters, crampons and an ice axe are the three most often used items of winter hiking gear. Gaiters prevent snow from entering your boots while crampons provide you with traction on icy surfaces. An ice axe allows you… Read More »

Winter Hiking Gear: How to use crampons, ice axes and gaiters?

The Best Ice Axes for Hiking and General Mountaineering in 2018

Hiking becomes difficult in winter when the trails are covered with snow and ice. To hike on icy and snowy trails safely, additional gear is required – of which the two most important items are crampons and an ice axe. While crampons provide you with traction, an ice axe helps you to arrest your fall in case… Read More »

Petzl Summit Evo Ice Axe