5/4/2018
 
I've had a Micro Traxion since whenever it first came out several years ago, and before that the Mini Traxion. I bought it for crevasse rescue, and have practiced with it a decent (and hopefully adequate!) amount. The device is much smaller than one might expect from looking at the product listing picture, yet is also far more functional that one might expect from examining it at first in person. Previously during some training courses of a more old-school orientation I practiced building various hauling sy...
5/4/2018
 
Just an update that my version is the pre-2018 model as shown in the picture of my review, lacking the new clever little orange addition.
5/3/2018
 
This is my sixth pair of aluminum crampons over the years, but my first pair not made by CAMP. I still love my CAMP Race 290, and I will continue to use them with my PG boots. But I wanted to start using my Alien 3.0 boots for some spring and summer ski mountaineering, and their boot sole is longer than my PG boots. The Race 290 takes hours to adjust back and forth between boots, and I even considered buying a second pair, but having two pairs of dedicated Race 290 crampons seemed a little bit too strange....
4/30/2018
 
Whoops, picture not loading -- but just take the listing picture and reverse it by 180 degrees for correct orientation screwed down on your work bench.
4/30/2018
 
I've had one of these screwed down onto my wooden workbench since our house was built in 2006. The orientation should be like that shown in my picture, with the vertical guide closest to you. The only drawback to this design is that the scraper might develop somewhat of a concavity over time, as the tendency is to sharpen more of the middle of the scraper edge's length. Another approach is to use a sander on your scraper edge, but that of course entails placing your scraper in a vise then getting out you...