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Offline 429421Cowboy

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Ice axes
« on: Feb 21, 2019, 10:20 AM »
Does anybody here pack ice axes for rescue? Was helping a neighbor move and he gave me a pair of very nice ice axes since hes moving to Cali and wont need them anymore. Thought they might not be bad to have in the sled on a rope to slide out to somebody if they went through or use as an anchor to help pull from. Any thoughts? Waste of space and weight?
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Offline badger132

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Re: Ice axes
« Reply #1 on: Feb 21, 2019, 06:56 PM »
I really can't see any advantage over picks. Picks are smaller, and you always have them. These would be to slide to someone else, and if you have a buddy not in the water, a rope is better. They are a specific tool for a specific job.

Offline Owentstr

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Re: Ice axes
« Reply #2 on: Apr 11, 2019, 08:24 AM »
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"I really can't see any advantage over picks. Picks are smaller, and you always have them. These would be to slide to someone else, and if you have a buddy not in the water, a rope is better. They are a specific tool for a specific job."

Thanks, man! Will keep that in mind.

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Re: Ice axes
« Reply #3 on: Oct 16, 2019, 09:34 PM »
I've always wanted one, just for the, having one.
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Offline Spider1

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Re: Ice axes
« Reply #4 on: Oct 26, 2019, 09:43 AM »
ice picks are better. They are smaller and you wear them around your neck incase you do go in. If you are in a hole and can't get out, an axe in your sled will do you no good.

 



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