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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

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 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 so far this season and everyone has come back with a resoundingly positive response. These axes work, and they work well. "The...

DMM Switch Ice Axes

DMM's new top of the range ice tools do not disappoint when it gets steep and lairy, but are they versatile enough to span across the grade range and types of winter climbing? UKC Gear Tester Toby Archer finds out...

NEW DMM Apex and Fly Ice Axes

Viv Scott tests out DMM's new Apex ice axe, and a revision of their old favourite – the Fly. "Both the Apex and Fly feel...

Top Ice Axes

The UKC team looks at high performing ice axes from top brands such as Petzl, DMM, Black Diamond, Grivel and Edelrid. If you are in the...

Climbing Technology Nuptse Crampons and Alpine Tour Axe

Toby Archer checks out some winter hardware from Italian brand Climbing Technology. It's reasonably priced,...

Black Diamond Cobra Ice Axe

The Cobras perform brilliantly on big routes and ice falls, with even better looks. Will Sim tests the ultimate carbon fibre...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Edelrid Riot & Shark: The Perfect Combo

Now that the weather is turning colder it's time to start thinking about venturing into the mountains for some winter activities. Edelrid have a large range of products specifically developed for this purpose.

Climbing Technology Winter Range

Climbing Technology's range of winter specific equipment gets better each year. For winter 2018 / 2019 they have a consolidated line of some of the most innovative and best value for money products on the market. All products are made to a very high...

DMM Ice Axe Range

For winter 2018/19 the tried and tested range of DMM ice axes has been updated with new colourways and laser markings. DMM tools are engineered for strength and reliability so they won't let you down when it really counts. The range consists of five tools.

Climbing Technology Winter Range 2017/18

Climbing Technology have some great new products along the usual classics in their range for winter 2017 / 2018....

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...

New SALEWA North-X Ice Axe

Available from September The new SALEWA North-X Adze and Hammer is designed to bridge the gap between technical climbing tools and...


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