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Attila Tec Montage  © Tom Ripley

Edelrid Attila Tec Axe

The Attila Tec mountaineering axe features a fold-out grip rest and a plastic head grip. But how well do these additions stand up to the rigours of winter mountain use? Tom Ripley soon finds out.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

DMM Raptor montage  © Dan Bailey

DMM Raptor Ice Axe

A classic mountaineering axe, the DMM Raptor has been around since 1999. In this review the current model goes head-to-head against its original ancestor. How has it changed over the last 18 years?

Viv Scott testing the DMM Apex axes at Sector Ecosse, Argentiere, Chamonix  © Jack Geldard
Viv Scott testing the DMM Apex axes at Sector Ecosse, Argentiere, Chamonix  © Jack Geldard

NEW DMM Apex and Fly Ice Axes

Viv Scott tests out DMM's new Apex ice axe, and a revision of their old favourite – the Fly. "Both the Apex and Fly feel very well-made, functional and inspiringly bombproof..."

Lorraine McCall / Edelrid Ronin Axe 4  © Lorraine McCall Collection
Lorraine McCall / Edelrid Ronin Axe 4  © Lorraine McCall Collection

Edelrid Ronin Ice Axe

Lorraine McCall reviews a new Edelrid axe, the Ronin. It's a classic ice axe for general mountaineering and glacier tours.

Will Sim on Dessous Choc WI6, © Jonathan Griffith  ©  Jonathan Griffith
Will Sim on Dessous Choc WI6, © Jonathan Griffith  ©  Jonathan Griffith

Black Diamond Cobra Ice Axe

The Cobras perform brilliantly on big routes and ice falls, with even better looks. Will Sim tests the ultimate carbon fibre...

Unknown Climber on the first pitch of Les Formes Du Chaos WI4, Ceillac  © Kevin Avery-UKC
Unknown Climber on the first pitch of Les Formes Du Chaos WI4, Ceillac  © Kevin Avery-UKC

Petzl Nomic Ice Axe

"Leashless climbing, surely that's a bit risky, what if you drop an axe two pitches up?" "So, when I was offered the...

A brief lull in a winter storm, Midi arete  © Jonathan Griffith
A brief lull in a winter storm, Midi arete  © Jonathan Griffith

The Lord of the Swings... Walking Axes

Paul Lewis is a mountaineering instructor with a fetish for walking axes. Here he guides us through the do's and don'ts of buying...

DMM Rebel Axe  © DMM
DMM Rebel Axe  © DMM

DMM The Rebel Axe

Chris Stirling has had a pair of DMM Rebels for the last year climbing in Scotland, the Lakes and the Alps. He gives us his opinion on these hot forged...


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Shark Crampon  © Edelrid

Edelrid Riot & Shark: The Perfect Combo

Now that the weather is turning colder it's time to start thinking about venturing into the mountains for some winter activities. Edelrid have a large range of products specifically developed for this purpose.

Snow Flex 3 x 2  © Climbing Technology
Snow Flex 3 x 2  © Climbing Technology

Climbing Technology Winter Range

Climbing Technology's range of winter specific equipment gets better each year. For winter 2018 / 2019 they have a consolidated line of some of the most innovative and best value for money products on the market. All products are made to a very high...

Switch Handles being manufactured in Wales  © DMM
Switch Handles being manufactured in Wales  © DMM

DMM Ice Axe Range

For winter 2018/19 the tried and tested range of DMM ice axes has been updated with new colourways and laser markings. DMM tools are engineered for strength and reliability so they won't let you down when it really counts. The range consists of five tools.

Climbing Technology Winter Range 2017/18

Climbing Technology have some great new products along the usual classics in their range for winter 2017 / 2018....

New SALEWA North-X Ice Axe  © Salewa
New SALEWA North-X Ice Axe  © Salewa

New SALEWA North-X Ice Axe

Available from September The new SALEWA North-X Adze and Hammer is designed to bridge the gap between technical climbing tools and...

The classic Midi-Plan traverse above Chamonix  © Jack Geldard
The classic Midi-Plan traverse above Chamonix  © Jack Geldard

Walking / Mountaineering Axes

With the alpine summer season now in full swing many people are getting kitted out with spikey, shiney toys to safeguard...

DMM Cirque Axe  © DMM
DMM Cirque Axe  © DMM

DMM Cirque Ice Axe

Your walking and mountaineering axe is a constant companion on a variety of snowy adventures. It helps to keep you safe when the terrain...


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