The TiCa Ice Tool is the lightest way to cross high country snow fields. It was inspired by traditional hill walking axes, but built with modern ultralight materials. It provides more stability on low angle snowy terrain than trekking poles at a fraction of the weight of a certified ice axe. The tool was developed in the Backpackinglight forums and is built in Toronto, Canada. The TiCa Ice Tool is not a replacement for a UIAA-certified ice axe on technical terrain and should not be used where life or safety is at risk.
“It made my previous ultralight axe feel like a tank and it is a piece of gear art. Since then, it has been my faithful companion on every non-technical climb or scramble…. I LOVE this tool.”
These are built to order, therefore wait times can be up to 4 weeks before shipping.
Titanium head and spike, with a carbon fiber shaft.
Available in 5 standard lengths:
50 cm ~ 122 grams (4.4 ounces) – $225
55 cm ~ 126 grams (4.5 ounces) – $225
60 cm ~ 130 grams (4.65 ounces) – $225
65 cm ~ 134 grams (4.8 ounces) – $225
70 cm ~ 138 grams (4.9 ounces) – $225
Titanium head and spike, with a titanium shaft.
Available in 3 standard lengths:
45 cm ~ 162 grams (5.8 ounces) – $200
60 cm ~ 201 grams (7.2 ounces) – $220
75 cm ~ 240 grams (8.6 ounces) – $240