I’m a fan of the “Gear Guy” over at Outside Online. In fact, it’s one of my favorite sections on the website, because he typically breaks things down in an easy to understand manner, and generally gives out solid advice on a wide variety of topics from the best outdoor clothing for a specific adventure, to advice on buying a kayak, and so much more. Being a gear nut, I generally like to read his thoughts and opinions, even if it’s on a topic I already know something about.
I found today’s post to be one of particular interest, as he gives out advice on buying an Ice Axe. It’s a fairly basic question, but something that a lot of people don’t think about when they’re heading off to buy their equipment. As the “Gear Guy” notes, an Ice Axe isn’t a particularly techy piece of equipment, but never the less, you want to have the right one for you, and one that is sturdy and effective.
So if you’re getting into climbing and mountaineering and you’re looking to buy some of your own gear, you may want to give this a read. He even recommends a few models that won’t break the bank either.
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