Camp Corsa

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The Camp Corsa is, at just 202g for the 50cm version, one of the lightest axes in the world. It has an aluminium alloy head so is not suitable for ice climbing or mixed terrain and is aimed at easy glacier traverses, ski mountaineering and adventure racing.

Camp Corsa

50cm
£79.20
£88.00
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60cm
£79.20
£88.00
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The Camp Corsa is, at just 202g for the 50cm version, one of the lightest axes in the world. It has an aluminium alloy head so is not suitable for ice climbing or mixed terrain and is aimed at easy glacier traverses, ski mountaineering and adventure racing.

The aluminium alloy construction is lightweight, but still rated in accordance with EN 13089 Type 1 for use as a snow anchor and self-arrest.

  • Superlight all aluminium ice axe.
  • Designed for glacier travel and ski mountaineering.
  • Nylon spike plug keeps snow out of the shaft.
  • Small head slot for attaching a leash (not included).
  • Machined grip for good handling.

NB Not suitable for use on vertical ice, mixed terrain or for intense step cutting.

We do not stock the 70cm version but could probably obtain one if required.

Camp Corsa - Weights (without leashes)
Length Axe
50cm 202g
60cm 232g
70cm 261g

New Axe Tests
B and T Ratings have been superseded by new EN Ratings, Type 1 and Type 2:
Both have the same test and strength requirement for the shaft strength test (which best simulates the buried axe/T-Slot technique), so either axe type can be used for belaying from the shaft in a buried axe belay. Where the differences between Type 1 and 2 become more obvious is in the lab tests that try to simulate torqueing/stein pulling and really test the strength of the pick and the pick-shaft interface, with the loads required for Type 2 tools being significantly higher.

So in summary:
Type 1: Standard walking and alpine mountaineering axes, suitable for ice axe belaying, but not designed for hard modern mixed climbing involving torqueing picks etc.
Type 2: Modern leashless tools suitable for ice axe belaying, and also designed for hard modern mixed climbing involving torqueing picks etc.

Thus it is not strictly true that Type 1 = B and Type 2 = T as both tests pass the old T shaft test and Type 2 axes are now being tested for properties that were not previously tested for.

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