The new Monte Bianco ice axe was designed for traditional requirements of classical alpinism. The head was forged in a single piece with modern style serrations. The head and shaft are joined together with light alloy: the best material has been used for every bit of this ice axe, where we it didnít exist we invented it! The shaft made in CarbonWood Composite brings together the pleasure of wood with the strength of carbon. This model is certificated to CE norms. A tribute to tradition using todayís most advanced technologies. An attractive and welcome companion for many years to come!