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Featured Review

Black Diamond Raven Pro axe

With its light weight and refined design, the updated Raven Pro is a joy to handle, says Dan Bailey. Whether you're winter walking, ski touring, or climbing something big but non-technical overseas, this is one satisfyingly ergonomic ice axe.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

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.

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?

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..."

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.

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...

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...

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...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

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.

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...

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

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

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 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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