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    Default Ice tool...

    I read a thread a while ago about someones hunting trip. In it someone mentioned an ice tool/pick that they always had with them. If i recall correctly it was expandable...

    Any ideas which thread or what model it was?

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    Taylor down at Wiggy's sells a retractable ice pik - - it was a bit spendy for the hunt I was looking at them for - but all that I looked at were spendy. I ended up not taking one.

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    Probably this........

    http://www.campsaver.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=ptz0118

    I've carried one of these for several years now. Its a walking stick most times but allows you to get a good anchor and/or self arrest if you get into some "nasty". Just collapse it and you have an ice axe. Extend and its a trekking pole.
    It a pretty neat tool. Really no heavier than a trekking pole. I don't hunt the steep hills without it.

    The way you tighten it after extending/retracting could use improvement. Most trekking poles are quick flips or half turns and this is like 15 turns. Not really a big deal though but I would think they will improve that in a year or two.

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    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...outheast/page3

    Marc Taylor, sells them at his store and he raves about them.

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    i use the fixed models never liked the adjustables...i use a 100cm walking axe, barneys sells 90cm still i think which is plenty for steep terrian...
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    Assuming you want a self-arrest tool not a real ice climbing tool? if you use trekking poles, look at the black diamond whippet to replace one of your poles.

    http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com...lf-arrest-pole

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    That whippet pole seems just the ticket, Could be used as a mono-pod if needed...

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