Purpose-built for alpinism, the Grivel North Machine ice-tool is a dream come true for ski-alpinists. And that’s not just because of the extremely lightweight-yet-durable construction. The geometry of the shaft curvature increases pick clearance and usability in pure ice and mixed terrain conditions. The pick has been carefully shaped to allow for surgical placement in tight quarters, but with the strength to tolerate abuse in any arena. The carbon shaft dampens vibration, while the small shaft size and rubber grip eliminate dreaded forearm pump. A reduced pinky pommel size reduces interference on lower angled terrain and improves plunging ability. The North Machine is the culmination of Grivel’s 150+ year quest to make the high mountains more accessible.
|Materials||Carbon, forged steel|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Technical ski mountaineering, Alpinism, Ice Climbing.|
|Notes||Adze/hammer can be removed.|
|Bottom Line||Ultralight ice weapon|