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Carbon Whippet Ski Pole

4.411764705882353 out of 5 stars
17 Reviews

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Carbon Whippet Ski Pole

The Whippet is built for touring and mountaineering missions that start with exposed and technical ascents and end with dream-like big mountain lines. It thrives in these situations by providing self arrest capabilities and reliable adjustability that is backed up by a durable construction.


  • Mountaineering pole for seasoned veterans and new explorers alike
  • Aluminum and carbon shaft blends durability and weight savings
  • Adjustable length boosts usability on the uphill and downhill
  • ClickLock dial allows you to remove or add the steel pick
  • Flicklock Pro adds reliability and durability to the adjustability
  • Powder baskets prevent punch through on important pole plants
  • Item #BLD012X
[upper] aluminum [lower] carbon
Usable Range
Collapsed Length
Locking Mechanism
FlickLock Pro
insert for ski mode
indexed 3/4 powder
Claimed Weight
[single + pick] 1lb
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 17 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 5 reviews
5 Stars - 10 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

March 25, 2024

My second Whippet

I’ve owned a Whippet since the 2010-ish period of my hiking the White Mountains. This one is a replacement, but a replacement for a Whippet that retired in full strength and is now resting easily in my front hall. This new iteration with its removable pick is amazing and significantly more comfortable than my old reliable.

Matt K.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

May 5, 2023

Most Useful Piece of Backcountry Ski Gear!

I was a doubter of the detachable whippet head, but am now a believer! I have used this whippet on at least a dozen couloirs this season and it's been very trustworthy, both climbing up and skiing down. What is even better is that I can convert the whippet into a normal ski pole in 30 seconds when I want to ski in-bounds.

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Jennifer R.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

February 1, 2023

Great Whippet

Had some scratches right out of the box. I was able to use it. Nice and light.

John P.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

July 17, 2022

great light take it any time in near a glacier

use it all year, from back country skiing to sheep hunting

Broderick N

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

July 17, 2022

Killer Item

The whippet is a fantastic tool for unknown conditions and ridge traverses. I find it very annoying to have to decide on carrying an ice axe in borderline conditions. This is the answer. It is not an extra item and yet it opens up lots of terrain and avoids the classic hoser move of unnecessarily carrying an ice axe for no reason. I've used this on ski missions and plenty of hikes in the alpine.

Alex C

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

July 6, 2022

Great so far

I haven't used it to self-arrest (good news) but it seems like a good product. Seems well made, not too heavy, and importantly the weight is well balanced. I used it on a 50 mile round trip climb and was happy with it.

Luke F.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

May 31, 2022

Awesome product

A great tool to have on any mountaineering adventure, served me well on my trip up Tuckerman's Ravine NH.

Craig T.

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3 out of 5 stars

May 30, 2022

Inferior and more expensive than the regular Whippet

I lost my (non-carbon) Whippet in an accident and needed to replace it. The standard Whippet has been out of stock for several months so I ordered the carbon version without looking at the specs. The carbon version is about 25% more expensive, is almost identical in weight (?!) and has two sections which means it collapses to 40 inches. The standard Whippet has 3 sections and collapses to 25". The extra 15" is a major nuisance/hindrance if you try to rock climb with the Whippet strapped to your pack. The extra length can also be a hassle when traveling. In summary: if you can, wait until the standard Whippet is in stock. Otherwise you will be paying more for a less functional product.

David G.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

May 6, 2022

Great product but I would opt for the aluminum standard Whippet Ski Pole

This is a great product but I don't understand the design of the carbon version. It only weighs .3 oz less than the aluminum version and it hardly collapses. I would suggest going with the standard Whippet Ski Pole with a fully collapsable design given that .3 oz wont do anything for you.


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

May 1, 2022

Total game changer

This tool is the ultimate add-on to a mountaineer quiver. it’s a two-in-one for the perfect use. Instead of needing to stash a ski pole, take out a mountaineering axe then switch back-n-forth, this tool does it all.


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