Black Diamond Raven Ultra Mountaineering Axe

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The Black Diamond Raven Ultra is a superlight ski-touring and alpine ice axe. The Raven Ultra takes the design of the popular Raven walking axes and then strips off every ounce of weight to give a tool which weighs in at just 330g. The shaft is constructed from a single piece of aluminium tubing plugged and reinforced at the bottom end to improve performance when plunging in softer snow. The head is a one piece stainless steel casting which allows for a low profile connection to the shaft letting your fingers sit more comfortably when holding the head than on many axes. This makes a big difference to the feel of the axe in your hand especially when spending hour after hour plunging in softer snow. The investment casting and heat treatment applied to the head of this axe ensure that for a tool this light the Raven Ultra is surprisingly durable.

The Raven Ultra is in many ways a fusion of the best features of the amazingly light but poorly performing aluminium ski touring axes which are great unless you actually want to use them and the more substantial and durable walking axes - it is perfect for glacier travel ski touring and light alpinism or as a back-up axe for high altitude via-ferrata and early season alpine rock climbing. 

Climbs moderate alpine ice and snow 
The head is designed with an aggressive pick and large hole for a carabiner 
Unique angled spike penetrates hard snow 
Head Spike: Stainless steel 

  • Leash Included: No
  • Pick Rating: CEN–B certified
  • Shaft Rating: CEN–B certified
  • Manufacturer: Black Diamond
  • Material: Aluminum & Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 360g
  • Iceaxe leashincluded: No
  • Iceaxe pickrating: CEN–B certified
  • Iceaxe shaftrating: CEN–B certified
  • Manufacturer: Black Diamond
  • Material text: Aluminum & Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 360g