Grivel Air Tech Racing Ice Axe

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Grivel Air Tech Racing Ice Axe -
The Grivel Air Tech Racing SA Ice Axe is ideal for mountaineers searching for the lightest possible tool that doesn't sacrifice the strength and durability of a genuine, hot-forged steel head. The Air Tech Racing Ice Axe weighs only 14.1 ounces and is still durable enough to take the abuse that alpine climbing and mountaineering dishes out.


  • Bottom plug keeps the shaft from filling with snow when you plunge
  • Aluminum shaft keeps the weight down to only 14.1 ounces

Weather and Wind:

  • Aggressive pick penetrates hard neve snow and even ice if necessary


  • CE Certified B UIAA
  • S.A. (Self Arrest) provides more power and leverage when you need it most
  • Forged chromoly steel head with shovel
  • Grivel makes climbing products in Italy with a completely solar-powered factory
  • Shaft is finished with an asymmetrical steel spike
  • Hot-forged pick and adze take the beating that would reduce most lightweight ice axes to scrap metal
  • Shaft resists 280 kg when tested according to UIAA methods
Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Grivel's Air Tech Racing Self Arrest Ice Axe is the lightest possible ice axe, but does not sacrifice the strength and durability of a genuine forged chromoly steel head.

Country of Origin: Imported

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Climb with confidence while you cut out weight with the Air Tech Racing Ice Axe from Grivel.
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Blade type:Classical positive
Head Material:Steel
Head Style:Adze
Interchangeable Heads:no
Leash Included:no
Shaft Material:Aluminum
Shaft Rating:B Rated
Weight:14.1 oz.
Weight (Grams):400 g
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Grivel Air Tech Racing Ice Axe Reviews:


Purchased this last winter for winter trail running and winter ascents. This is the lightest tool I tried out from our friends at bentgate mountaineering in Golden. The weight alone was killer but the addition of the forged steel pick is a huge bonus because it is so much stronger than some other materials out there. The steel is forged in a vertical shape instead of a horizontal which focalizes the torque along the entire pick instead of just the tip like many others. Need less to say I am 100% confident this is not going to fail me when I need it the most. In the end this is one of the best items I have used this year and am pretty stoked about using it again this winter! Just snowed tonight up on Mt. Evans, pumped for the season.

Johnathan Rambo at on 09/26/2013

Great Axe.
I once did a hike without an axe, thinking the weather was too nice, and te trail not too steep. Well the nice weather meant molten snow that re-froze into hard ice!Hairy!
I decided to buy this axe so I will never have an excuse to leave it behind. Worked! Works great.
Function aside, I love the classic lines of Grivel, unlike the funky shapes on other axes.

paulinagabina at on 03/11/2009

Been with me on 6 summits plus doing some technical Ice climbing when I lost my technical tool. Its very durable and absolutely amazing given it's weight. Head rusts a bit but other than that I am very pleased.

bandark at on 10/09/2011

This is a decent all purpose axe, which is high praise considering its ridiculous lightness. Sometimes ultralight gear isn't worth the price, this is!

slide at on 09/25/2006