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The New & Improved Ice-Axe


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Martin le Roux · · Superior, CO · Joined Jul 2003 · Points: 288

Just got back from Gannett Peak (Gooseneck Glacier) in the Wind Rivers. Mostly a non-technical snow climb right now but with a couple of short sections that were steep enough to warrant front-points and an ice-axe. On our way down we met a group of three coming up. They told us they'd approached from the east (Dinwoody Creek) and this was their first time up there. Their leader was a cheerful young guy dressed in the manner of a youthful Fred Beckey, with a rope that looked to be as old as Fred would be if he was still alive. He was also carrying a strange, rusty, hook-like implement, about 10" long. He said it was his ice-axe! It looks like you can buy them on eBay for about $15. Has anyone come across this guy before? We were too stunned to say anything intelligent.

Nick B · · Anchorage, AK · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 81

Lol wat

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

I think those things are used to help grab and lift, blocks of ice. For the freezer.

Ģnöfudør Ðrænk · · In the vicinity of 43 deg l… · Joined Nov 2017 · Points: 2

Hay bale hook

Malcolm Daly · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 380

Hay, Slabs of beef, ice, dead bodies. Whatever

Ben Pellerin · · Spaceship Earth · Joined Mar 2018 · Points: 0

Was he also wearing an eye patch and screaming YARGGHHH!?

Loco Raindrops · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2017 · Points: 0

Lmao...

Ive got nodda.

Adam Mills · · Athens, OH · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 85

He is either a noob or so next level you can't even comprehend.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

Wyoming, Montana, Dakotas
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