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Condor / mountaineering ice axe


Condor is a mountaineering ice axe that provides the user with a handled head when hiking in steep, snowy terrain. This rubberized handle acts as a cane, anchor and LIFELINE for the mountaineer. An ice axe is a self-arresting tool and without a proper hold mountaineers may not be able to stop themselves from sliding to their death.

The Condor allows all fingers to grip in a natural position, prevents the cold steel of the axe to transfer to the users hand, and is textured so that gloved hands have traction. The bold colors are easy to spot in an all white environment and the stylish design will appeal to adventure enthusiasts.


The University of Illinois

The University of Illinois
at Urbana/ Champaign
Champaign, United States


Katrina Epperson

Katrina Epperson
Rockford, United States