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BD Raven Pro

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Comfortable to hold onto. Lighter than most of the other full on mountaineering axes available. Can pound in a picket without destroying the axe. Most at home on long snow walks and glacier walks. Mine has seen lots of action on the standard routes up the PNW volcanos. Get a long one so you can use it like a pole. I got rid of the leash on day 1. The axe attaches well to all my packs with various systems. The top can be sharpened if you bash up a little too much rock. Buy it if you like walking on glaciers and don't expect to hit much vertical ice.

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Why did you only give it 3 stars? Your review seems like a 5 star review.