Multi-purpose technical ice axe, suitable for the most demanding alpinists.
The North Machine is a technical ice axe designed for high-level mountaineering, north faces and ice climbing. Very versatile, it will follow the most demanding alpinist in his/her adventures. The Vario system allows the choice of various blades and various accessories, suitable for every need. G bone shaft with lateral grooves allows greater strength and rigidity with a lower thickness. It has an ergonomic handle and its shape helps protect your fingers. Widia tip
- Activities: Technical mountaineering / ice climbing / Classical mountaineering
- Materials/construction/technologies: steel blade and accessories, aluminum shaft
- Certification: CE EN 13089, type 2, UIAA 152
- Recommended blades: Ice Vario, Total Ice Vario, Total Dry Vario, Katana Ice Vario, Dry Plus, Ice Blade, Ice Plus Blade
- Weight: 515g (18,2 oz)
- Size: 47 cm
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Is this the right ice axe for you? Read here what our athletes say
"The ultimate weapon for alpinists and all-arounders. We combined the best blades, made of the best steel, with a light, well-balanced composite shaft. Effortless swing, intuitive grip"
Steve House, Grivel Team