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Ice axe carabiner hole

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mario molina · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 0

A question for you old timers who can reference.

When was and by who, was the carabiner hole added to ice axes?

I believe, and I think I read somewhere that Cassin introduced it around the late 60's, but just can't prove it.

Why do I care?; there's a lot folks out there selling ice axes believing they are older than they really are, the thing is, you need a reference you can verify.


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