The Petzl Summit ice axe features a modern shape that will help you push through steep terrain and get to the top on your next mountaineering adventure. Curved upper shaft allows good clearance for climbing on steep, icy terrain straight lower shaft plunges easily into snow and ice. Shaft is made of lightweight aluminum and includes a textured rubber coating that provides a solid grip and adds thermal insulation. Forged chromoly steel head is curved for a powerful and comfortable grip. Pick is thin at the tip for excellent purchase in ice and wide in the middle for purchase in soft snow. Stainless-steel spike grips on rock and resists wear. Head and spike have wide oval holes to fit a carabiner.