/ what length walking axe do i need?
Although I'm sure someone else could verify this
For a waling axe, I've alwasy like a length a that stops a couple of inches from the ground when I hold it properly with arms at my sides. Ideal length for tapping boots to clear balled up crampons or boots, fine for us as a third point of contact in a similar way to a walking pole and long enough to give a good swing if you need to cut steps (sometimes quicker for a short section than getting crampons out imo).
I guess like everything it's personal preference though.
Walking 65cm. Anything else 60. Some technical tools seem to only come around 55cm from the shops. Annoying.
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