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Versatile ice axe for technical mountaineering and ice climbing

QUARK is a versatile ice axe designed for technical mountaineering and ice climbing. Its balance and ICE pick allow solid placements on a variety of types of ice. The TRIGREST and GRIPREST handrests make it easy to handle and comfortable in many different situations. They provide a more effective handle grip for difficult sections. Entirely modular, the QUARK ice axe adapts easily to technical, varied terrain, such as snow couloirs, gullies, north faces, and ice routes.


• Versatile ice axe:
- Shaft curved below the head and GRIPREST QUARK handrest at the bottom of the shaft to protect the hands on ice climbs
- Shaft has a steel spike and is straight enough for use in piolet-canne mode
- Shaft is hydroformed for optimal grip in the middle of the shaft, for snow couloirs
- Overmolded bi-material handle provides good grip while insulating from the cold
- TRIGREST QUARK and GRIPREST QUARK handrests strengthen the grip on difficult sections
- 550 g with PANNE or MARTEAU
• Efficient placement on a variety of types of ice:
- ICE pick is tapered at the tip (3.3 mm) and versatile across different types of terrain: snow, ice, and mixed
- Compatible with MASSELOTTES weights to modify the balance and improve the inertia of the ice axe
• The ALPEN ADAPT system makes it completely modular:
- Entirely modular head allows the technical aspects of the ice axe to be adjusted
- Interchangeable with ICE, PUR'ICE, DRY, and PUR'DRY picks to adapt to different terrain objectives (snow, ice, or mixed)
- Adze and hammer are interchangeable
- TRIGREST QUARK handrest is height adjustable without tools
- GRIPREST QUARK handrest folds in easily for planting the ice axe in snow
- Connection hole is compatible with V-LINK elasticated loss-prevention webbing
- Only 465 g, not including accessories


• Weight: 550g
• Length: 50cm
• Pick type: 2
• Shaft type: 2
• Material(s): Aluminium, steel, glass fibre reinforced plastic
• Certification(s): CE, UKCA, UIAA
• Sold with ICE pick, MARTEAU, or PANNE, TRIGREST QUARK and GRIPREST QUARK handrests

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