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Peter Walker
2011-11-10 10:39:08
Ice axes...
Personally Conor, I'd keep the one you've got. Many years ago (when I thought I needed a 'walking' axe) I had one of the longer ones, but I was put right by someone a little better qualified than I in these matters (the head of the Skye MRT). Admittedly he was flogging me one of the shorter ones (and some front-pointing crampons) at the time but he was right: the shorter one was just as good for steadying you, was much better on steeper ground and far less unwieldy.
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