Walking Axes are a winter essential and here at The Epicentre we have a great range form Grivel and Black Diamond.
Great for keeping you steady on icy or mixed ground plus pretty effective at stopping an unplanned or planned slip.
As ever, the equipment you use is only as good as your knowledge of how to use it, we always recommend seeking professional guidance before throwing yourself at a snowy hill but when you do, have fun!
What’s it for?
A Lightweight – walking/trekking
i.e. Grivel Munro, Brenva, Nepal or Black Diamond Raven
B Lightweight – Ski touring/Scottish I-II
i.e. Grivel Air Tech Racing
C Alpine/Scottish II-IV
i.e. Grivel Air Tech Evo or Jorasses ES
D Steeper mixed ground/Pure ice IV-VI
i.e. Grivel Matrix Tech or Black Diamond Viper
E Steep mixed ground VI-VIII
i.e. Black Diamond Fusion, Grivel Master
F Steeper mixed ground/dry tooling
i.e. Grivel Force
If you have any questions regarding Walking Axes at The Epicentre, please get in touch.