Black Diamond's Raven Ultra Ice Axe is a solid, well made axe with a decent adze for cutting steps - yet is extremely light.
Black Diamond says: Built with a streamlined design and lightweight materials, the Black Diamond Raven Ultra Ice Axe is ideal for ski mountaineering missions, descending off alpine rock climbs or those just-in-case situations that involve short sections of glacier travel. The unique, integrated angled spike plunges easily in snowy couloirs, and the investment-cast, polished stainless steel head and pick provide secure bite in moderate ice.
Black Diamond's Raven Ultra Ice Axe is similar to the Raven Pro - the weight of the axe is reduced but the key bits have not been compromised - the head is steel and although the spike looks like its the chamfered shaft it actually has a steel insert to give it strength and rigidity.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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