The Grivel Nepal S.A. Ice Axe is ideal for non-technical snow and glacier travel. A slight curve in the shaft allows you to place the spike more perpendicular to the slope for a secure placement in cane position. It also aids self-arrest by giving you an arch that's easier to push your chest against to anchor yourself securely. Perfect for beginning climbers and schools, the Nepal S.A's shaft curve speeds your learning curve.
Material: Aluminum shaft, hot forged carbon steel head
Length: 58cm, 66cm, 74cm
Recommended Use: Basic snow and glacier travel
The 2007/2008 Grivel Nepal S.A has a yellow band around the tip spike (as seen in picture above) and comes with the yellow Grivel Leash. Also the shaft markings are different that the previous Nepal Axe