I'm planning my very first sheep hunt already. A walk in hunt at that, and I recieved some extra cash for christmas. So I have a question on some gear. What would be more practical. Trek poles or an ice axe? I know trek poles would be good for relieving weight off your knees, but an ice axe i've heard is a good piece of safety equipment for climbing and incase you take that unintended fall. Any other pieces of gear that would be helpful, I got a barneys frame pack for x-mas as well, and I was looking at the barney's pinnacle for a pack(heard good things). Thanks for any opinons, im just trying to get the planning done ahead of time. And like i've heard from all of you on here, im trying to watch the excess weight for gear as well.
P.S. If anyone has experience with walk in hunts to the brooks or wrangells, with good areas and info about the rivers up in nabesa or chisana please pm me. I plan to do a few scout trips in may and june to safely find a travel point.