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Wednesday, 01 August 2018 09:31

Salewa Alpine X Ice Axe – tested and reviewed

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Remember the heavy, long shaft ice axes of yesteryear (that probably wouldn’t look out of place on a museum mantelpiece)? A new wave of shiny anodized ice axes are hitting the market faster than you can say the words ‘alpine’, with the latest offering from Salewa that uses hybrid technology…
Let’s face it: Alpine climbing brings a whole host of new challenges for climbers not used to climbing with big boots, a 30L pack and gloves on. So how does the Mountain Equipment Women’s Guide Gloves fare when tested on the alpine ridge of Petite Aiguille Verte?

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