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Featured Review

Black Diamond Raven Pro axe

With its light weight and refined design, the updated Raven Pro is a joy to handle, says Dan Bailey. Whether you're winter walking, ski touring, or climbing something big but non-technical overseas, this is one satisfyingly ergonomic ice axe.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Petzl QUARK

Last winter Petzl brought out a revamped range of technical axes. We covered the NOMIC and ERGONOMIC back in March, but a broken leg put our review of the updated QUARK on hold. So here it is...

Edelrid Attila Tec Axe

The Attila Tec mountaineering axe features a fold-out grip rest and a plastic head grip. But how well do these additions stand up to the rigours of winter mountain use? Tom Ripley soon finds out.

Petzl NOMIC and ERGONOMIC

Martin McKenna makes the best of a lean season to trial Petzl's two new top-end technical ice tools.

Group Test 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...

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...

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...

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...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe Range

Our modern take on Chouinard's original curved-pick mountain axe, the Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe is a classic mountaineer's piolet that has been used on classic climbs the world over for decades.

Grivel - North Machine and North Machine Carbon

Now that Greg Boswell and Guy Roberston have kicked off their Scottish Winter season with the first ascent of The Forge X/10 on An Teallach we thought we'd give a run down of the latest tools available from Grivel.

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...

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...

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...


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