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  • CAMP Corsa Ice Axe - 50 cm
  • CAMP Corsa Ice Axe - 60 cm

CAMP Corsa Ice Axe

$119.95
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    • Lightest rated ice axe available – 7.4 oz (211 g)
    • All-aluminum construction
    • Added security for traversing steep slopes
    • Self belay and self arrest safely
    • Thru-hiker favorite

     

    Corsa is the lightest rated ice axe in the world. A scant 7.4 oz (211 g), you’ll hardly notice it on your pack. Made completely of aluminum, while maybe not the choice for steep alpine or ice climbing, Corsa excels on neve snow and low-angle glacier hiking. Take it along to gain more security on that sketchy traverse, self belay when you slip, glissade safely, or self arrest when necessary. Corsa is a thru-hiker favorite.

    The head and shaft are made from tough and light 7075-T6 aluminum alloy and meet all CE and UIAA requirements for strength and durability. The forged head, with a classic-curved tip, delivers a solid bite while the rear adze adds chopping power. Grooves on the bottom of the shaft enhance grip. To achieve this unbelievable weight, the adze is a little smaller and the spike has been integrated right into the shaft. 60 and 70 cm lengths have a nylon spike plug to keep snow and ice out of the shaft, 50 cm does not to save weight.

    Corsa is ideal for early/late-season hiking, mellow glacier travel, ski mountaineering, and adventure racing on low slope, softer snow. Corsa is not recommended for ice climbing, rugged mixed terrain, intense step cutting, or making a tent platform on ice. 

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    Accessories

    Add X-Grip Tape to the shaft to improve grip with gloves.

    Add an Axe Head Protector on the pick and adze to protect your gear during storage and travel.

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    Sizing Guide

    Stand up straight and with your arm down your side, make a fist. Have someone measure from the center of your fist to the bottom of your calf and then measure from the center of your fist to the top of your ankle. Ice axe length should be between these two measurements.

    Keep in mind, an ice axe is not supposed to be a cane while hiking on flat ground. Too short is better than too long. Proper length also depends on intended use. If most of your trips will be on low-slope terrain or traversing across steep slopes, longer is better. If most of your trips will be on steeper terrain, go with a shorter axe. Due to infrequent use, thru hikers may prefer a shorter length to save weight.

     

    Specifications

    Material: 7075-T6 aluminum head and shaft

    Certification: CE Type 1

    Length Weight* Dimensions (LxWxT)
    50 cm (19.7 in.) 7.44 oz (210.9 g) 19.7 x 8.3 x 1.4 in. (50 x 21 x 3.5 cm)
    60 cm (23.6 in.) 8.61 oz (244.1 g) 23.6 x 8.3 x 1.4 in. (60 x 21 x 3.5 cm)
    70 cm (27.6 in.) 9.82 oz (278.3 g) 27.6 x 8.3 x 1.4 in. (70 x 21 x 3.5 cm)

     *Measured

     

    User Manual

    CAMP Ice Axe User Manual

     

    Accessories

    X-Grip Tape

       Material: Friction tape

       Dimensions (LxWxT): 3.6 x 3.1 x 0.025 in. (9.1 x 7.8 x 0.06 cm)

       Weight: 0.10 oz (2.9 g) with backing

    Axe Head Protector

       Material: Rubber

       Dimensions (LxWxT): 9.6 x 2.8 x 0.9 in. (24.5 x 7.1 x 2.4 cm)

       Weight: 1.13 oz (31.9 g)

     

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    • Very sharp. To avoid possible injury, point tips away from you and others and use with caution when handling. Keep covered when not in use.
    • Keep away from children to avoid injury.
    • Allow adequate clearance when swinging to avoid possible injury to others.
    • Read, understand, and follow all instructions provided with this product.
    • To be used only by a trained and competent person, or under the direct supervision of a trained and competent person.
    • Learn proper safety and techniques from a qualified instructor before use to avoid possible injury or death.

    In no event shall Litesmith, LLC be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, or special consequential damages, to property or life, whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use or misuse of its products.

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