lightweight but not suitable for mixed terrain
Bought this as a lightweight axe - it certainly is that! Looks great, quality is good but as it has an aluminium pick it isn't suitable classic Alpine routes. I will be returning it and buying a Petzl Summit instead which has a steel pick and is the same weight. No issue with the Climbing Technology axe which si more suited to ski touring & not ideal for my needs - I should have done my research before hand!