The Air Tech Evolution Ice Axe from Grivel, often known as the 'Air Tech Evo' is perhaps the most durable, reliable and well-known mountaineering axe of them all. Grivel are the world's oldest manufacturers of ice axes, in business since 1818, so they know or thing or two about the trade - and it shows in the Air Tech Evolution Ice Axe.
Hot-forged single-piece head
The head is hot-forged from a single piece of steel, making it extremely tough, and ideal for all manner of snow, ice and rock. The new G-Bone shaft's gentle curve just below the head gives greater clearance and makes anchoring easier on any sort of terrain. The lower straight part of the shaft plunges into snow with little effort making this a mountain guides favourite for self-arresting.
Cutting steps and self-arresting
The single-piece pick and adze is ergonomically shaped to increase carrier comfort in the 'pick-forwards' position, but also to increase step-cutting efficiency and ease. A 'T-Rated' (Technical) shaft means this axe is tested to extreme torsional forces. If the ground gets steep and the going gets tough, you can rely on the Air Tech Evo. The most advanced axe technology, all in under 500 grams.