Updated October 25, 2018 by Chase Brush

The 6 Best Ice Axes

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We spent 17 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Whether you're scaling a mountain, traversing a glacier, or simply hiking through a snowy clime, having a good ice axe in your gear arsenal can make your expedition a lot easier. In this list, we've brought together some of the best models of this essential tool -- including both traditional and technical designs -- so you can be better prepared on your next outing. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best ice ax on Amazon.

6. Grivel Nepal Self-Arrest

5. Omega Pacific Mountain

4. Petzl Glacier Literide

3. Grivel G1

2. Petzl Summit Evo's

1. Black Diamond Raven

Chase Brush
Last updated on October 25, 2018 by Chase Brush

Chase is a writer and freelance reporter with experience covering a wide range of subjects, from politics to technology. At Ezvid Wiki, he applies his journalistic expertise to a similarly diverse assortment of products, but he tends to focus on travel and adventure gear, drawing his knowledge from a lifetime spent outdoors. He’s an avid biker, hiker, climber, skier, and budget backpacker -- basically, anything that allows him a reprieve from his keyboard. His most recent rovings took him to Peru, where he trekked throughout the Cordillera Blanca. Chase holds a bachelor's in philosophy from Rutgers University in New Jersey (where he's from), and is working toward a master's at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in New York City (where he now lives).

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