If you are planning to go do some glacier travel, the Petzl Glacier ice axe is for you. It is lightweight yet sturdy enough with good anchoring qualities.
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The Petzl Glacier Ice Axe is meant for what its name says so well, glacier travel! The profile of the pick is designed so that it provides excellent grip in hard snow and ice when used for anchoring. The shaft is made from anodized aluminum contributing to the light weight of this tool and preventing it to rust. This ice axe comes with Petzl's linkin Leash. The pick and adze are made from steel for extra durability. If you are planning to go do some glacier travel, the Glacier ice axe is for you.
Petzl Glacier Ice Axe Features:
The upper part of the pick offers excellent grip so it is comfortable on the hand
Light and robust pick and shaft
Very good anchoring qualities in hard snow and ice
Toothed steel pick, thinner and durable at the tip (3 mm)
Stainless steel spike, for very good penetration in hard snow
Very strong steel adze with with an edge designed for efficient cutting of steps
Head and spike equipped with holes for clipping a carabiner or attaching a sling
High-quality aluminum shaft (7075 aluminum, used in aeronautics)
Handle cut into the shaft provides better grip when used for technical ice climbing