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Technical Ice Axes

Whether it's for Scottish mixed, Continental ice or drytooling, a pair of technical axes are your key weapons. In this comparison review seven models go head to head.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Rab Sharp Edge Jacket

The Sharp Edge is a versatile and genuinely female-tailored ski mountaineering shell that will serve you well both up and downhill, all season long, says Rebecca Ting

DMM Raptor Ice Axe

A classic mountaineering axe, the DMM Raptor has been around since 1999. In this review the current model goes head-to-head against its original ancestor. How has it changed over the last 18 years?

Grivel Air Tech Crampons

Most winter fans need an all-rounder in their crampon stash - one pair for everything from Munro walks to lower grade mountaineering. The Grivel Air Tech is designed specifically to meet this broad remit. So how does it perform? Dan Bailey gives it a bash.

Ski Touring by Bruce Goodlad

Ski Touring - the title says it all. This no-nonsense publication from British Mountain Guide Bruce Goodlad covers everything you...

Grivel Tech Machine Ice Axes

The absolutely brilliant new Tech Machine Ice Axes from Grivel are, well, brilliant. We've passed them round 5 different testers...

Ice Screws

Thinking of buying some new ice screws? In this comparison review we have ice screws from the best in the business. From classic designs that...

Beast Lite Crampons from Edelrid

The lightest technical crampons currently available allied to a very clever modular design that means they will fit many...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Expedition Kit Hire

Expedition Kit Hire offer high quality clothing (inc B2/B3 boots) and equipment for any type of expedition, e.g. from Polar, High altitude, such as Denali, Mt Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, Mont Blanc desert treks in Morocco or tropical treks in Costa Rica.

Sneak Preview: Black Diamond Reactor Axe & Ultralight Ice Screw

In early February UKC joined the Black Diamond product team and pro athletes in Pitztal, Austria, for a preview of the new Reactor ice tool and Ultralight Ice Screw. Here are our first impressions.

Climbing Technology Winter Range 2017/18

Climbing Technology have some great new products along the usual classics in their range for winter 2017 / 2018. Highlights include a new technical axe and crampon, improvements to the popular Ice Traction Crampons and a great looking new...

Expedition Kit Hire

Having trouble affording your next expedition due to the cost of the kit and clothing? Then why not hire from Expedition Kit Hire?

The Grivel Tech Machine

The Grivel Tech Machine is a strong and technical axe for alpine, hard Scottish mixed or steep ice climbing. Lightweight and functional, it...

Climbing Technology Winter Hardware

Climbing Technology's range of winter hardware continues to grow and for winter 2015 they have crampons and axes in the...

SALEWA Antelao Climb-to-Ski Clothing

Challenging trails that involve some climbing are no obstacle for adventurers with a passion for freeskiing.  The...


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