CAMP Corsa Axe

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CAMP Corsa Axe -
Ski mountaineers and other alpine travelers needed an ultralight mountaineering axe, so Camp USA created the 7.2-ounce Corsa Ice Axe. No, that's not a typo; this thing only weighs 7.2 ounces. The key to this ice axe's low weight is all-aluminum construction. Although the Corsa Ice Axe isn't the tool of choice for steep alpine or ice climbing, the aluminum pick gets the job done well on hard neve snow and during mellow glacier travel. Strap this Camp ice axe to your pack for your next technical ski tour, and it will be ready to provide extra purchase for the sketchy traverse into the couloir.


  • Nylon spike plug on 60 and 70cm lengths keeps ice out of the shaft
  • All-aluminum construction shaves weight to a scant 7.2 ounces

Weather and Wind:

  • Ideal for snow travel and self arrest

Traction and Grip:

  • Textured lower shaft for better grip


  • Made in Italy


  • CC4U wear indicator warns when the pick is dull beyond the safe limit
  • The lightest ice axe in the world!
  • Optional sliding leash easily attaches to the shaft
  • Forged aluminum pick and adze
  • Can be used as an anchor for glacier rescue and traversing cornices
  • Not recommended for ice climbing or rugged mixed terrain
  • Meets CE and UIAA requirements for head and shaft strength and durability

The Corsa Axe by Camp USA is the lightest ice axe in the world (just 205g). Aluminum alloy head and shaft with nylon spike plug on 60 and 70cm lengths. Not suitable for ice climbing or rugged mixed terrain. Absolutely perfect for low angle glacier travel, ski mountaineering and adventure racing.

FEATURES of the Camp USA Corsa Axe.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Camp USA Corsa Axe.

Mountain Gear
Why weigh yourself down with ultra-heavy, ultra-rugged tools, when what you need is functional, durable, and lightweight - CAMP's Corsa Ice Axe is one of the world's lightest ice axes.

Oregon Mountain Community
The CAMP Corsa is the lightest ice axe in the world! The clean design provides amazing performance. Perfect for low-angle glacier travel, ski mountaineering and adventure racing.
The lightest ice axe in the world! Another instance of C.A.M.P. beating its own lightweight record. 7075 aluminum alloy B-rated head and shaft. Not suitable for ice climbing or mixed terrain. Absolutely perfect for low angle glacier travel, ski mountaineering and adventure racing.
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Country of Origin:Italy
Head Material:7075 Alu
Head Style:Adze
Interchangeable Heads:no
Leash Included:no
Note:aluminum pick not appropriate for ice
Shaft Material:1.3 mm 7075-T6 Alu
Shaft Rating:B Rated
Size:50-60-70 cm
Weight:8.8 oz / 250 g
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CAMP Corsa Axe Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

I bought this as a lightweight ski mountaineering tool - basically, the hassle of carrying an ice axe had gotten to the point where I typically just didn't carry one, and was instead relying on whippets as a primary snow climbing tool. While whippets are great in many applications, they don't exactly offer the security of an ice axe in situations requiring a self belay, nor is a whippet very good at tunneling through a cornice.
I've been really happy with the Corsa. It's incredibly light and compact so that it's not an inconvenience to carry, and really useful in situations where an ice axe is useful. If I hadn't already owned a good quality axe, I probably would have opted instead for a short, lightweight Black Diamond or Grivel axe with a steel head, as the Corsa's aluminum head is laughable.

Ben Sukow at on 08/25/2008

I was looking for an ice axe I could take with me while climbing overseas. This is the lightest axe on the market currently! I tried it out on a spring snow climb recently and was amazed how lightweight it was compared to my more trad raven ice pro axe from REI.
One bit of caution - the spike has a tendency to get filled with snow/dirt. Secondly, I'd suggest using the axe on snow and not dirt/rock. In one outing, after hitting couple granite rocks, the end of my new axe is partially marked. Lightweight is not always the strongest stuff.

sesome2213944 at on 05/23/2010

Obviously, you wouldn't wanna use an axe this light for ice climbing or hardcore snow travel, but as a general-use ultra-light axe, the Corsa is king. I paired this with a simple leash I made from webbing with two loops, and it's perfect. Super light, dependable, and the tip seems to keep an edge pretty well. I'd also recommend this as a backup axe for those of you that are into snow climbing.

starkat at on 04/16/2008

Well almost nothing.
First, lets be clear, this is a axe you carry when you may need an axe for a little while and the snow is going to be soft enough. If you encounter ice, you're done. If you need it to plunge time after time, hour after after, you're done.
It's too light, dull, flimsy, etc to use as a serious tool for a serious mountain route.
It weighs nothing!

John T Young at on 08/31/2012

Perefect if you are travelling on low angle snow (<45 degrees) and don't want to haul a heavy axe like BD Raven. I have almost never used my Raven every since I got this one. My axe always draws attention from the group for its lightness.

Deling Ren at on 09/12/2009

While ski touring this axe fell off my pack. I found it months later after the snow melted up in a tree . NO RUST. This is the perfect axe to bring when part of you feels like you don't really need to bring one.

Michael Kisow at on 09/18/2008

Negative Reviews:

I bought this axe as my first axe for ski touring. Since I bought a Black Diamond Raven Pro for mountaineering. Even though the Corsa is lighter, I still end up taking the Raven Pro 99% of the time, as I think if ever need to use the axe to self-arrest I want the confidence of the steel pick. The aluminum pick really seems a bit questionable.

Steve Brain at on 05/08/2009