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Corsa Nanotech Axe

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Dig into the ice with the strength of steel, sans the weight, with the Corsa Nanotech Axe from CAMP.

Attain a balance between the lightness of aluminum and the strength of steel with an aluminum shaft reinforced at the pick and spike with Sandvik Nanoflex, a steel alloy developed by a company that also builds rock-drilling equipment.


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CAMP USACorsa Nanotech Axe
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

Just get 2, game changer

By Jefe

from PNW, Cascadia

About Me Avid Mountaineer

Pros

  • Comfortable Grip
  • Ergonomic
  • Good Balance
  • Lightweight
  • Safe

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountaineering
    • Snow Climbing

    Comments about CAMP USA Corsa Nanotech Axe:

    So I use 2 of these for ski mountaineering. Basically if I'm only bringing ski crampons, then the whippets are fine, if I'm bringing boot crampons then 2 of these go on my pack, every time. Only 1 pound for 2 of these things, so light it's ridiculous. If I had to have a complaint, then... you really don't get a lot of swing weight since these are so light, meaning you'll have to maybe swing twice where once you would have swung once with a heavier axe. I haven't brought my longer glacier straight axe since I got 2 of these, and I can't imagine I will. I feel so much more confident, pitches that would have made me poop my ski pants are now a breeze. I have 4 solid points of contact on everything now, and am super happy with my purchase. Just get 2, it's so choice.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Perfect Xmas present for my wife

    By Witold

    from Christchurch, New Zealand

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Grip
    • Ergonomic
    • Good Balance
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Glacier Climbing
      • Snow Climbing

      Comments about CAMP USA Corsa Nanotech Axe:

      light enough to take even on summer trip in New Zealand

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Lightweight versatile ice axe

      By Blake Herrington

      from Stehekin, Washington

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about CAMP USA Corsa Nanotech Axe:

      The Corsa Nanotech is the ice axe to have with you on those climbs when you need to know you've got a 'real' tool for the more technical sections but want to be able to completely forget you're carrying the weight the rest of the day. Not only is it lightweight, but it also functions as a great multi-use ice axe. The shaft plunges well in soft snow making it a perfect ultra light walking axe, and you can still rely on it for effortless, quick, secure sticks in low-angle technical ice because of the sharp-biting nanotech steel.This axe also makes an excellent 'third tool' for the second member of a party to complement a full set of tools. On a new route up the west face of Patagonia's Aguja Guillaumet, we didn't know how much ice and snow remained up high after a few days of clear weather. The Corsa Nanotech was light enough to strap onto a pack and rock climb with all day, but still gave us the ability to deal with ice and snow adhered to the final 100 meters of the peak. It's enough of an axe to quickly follow short ice or mixed steps, but adds only a fraction of the weight of a second set of tools. If you are going to have one tool in your quiver for crossing and climbing the moderate snow, ice, and mixed terrain on most technical alpine routes, there is no better choice than the Corsa Nanotech **Blake Herrington is a CAMP sponsored athlete who tests the gear on alpine routes from the Pacific Northwest to Patagonia, then provides feedback for improvements or endorsements. This is one of many pieces of CAMP gear that have passed his test. Learn more about Blake by visiting the athletes section at [@]

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