Fly

The Fly's gently curved shaft strikes a balance between clearance for climbing, ease of use when plunged into deep snow, and good self arrest performance. The hot forged handle is straight enough to plunge easily through snow, while the spike on the bottom gives good purchase when walking or making progress on snow slopes.

The aggressive pick gives performance on steeper terrain, with a bottom hand rest that helps reduce the pump and increase stability on steep ground. The Fly can be fitted with a Raptor pick to improve self arrest performance, when winter walking and mountaineering. An optional set-up is available without the upper handrest but including a Choke Hold Leash.

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Picks on the Fly and Raptor are interchangeable, allowing you to customise the axes to improve performance on either steeper or more traditional terrain. Fly picks are more aggressive for climbing steep ice and mixed, while the Raptor's Alpine Pick gives better self arrest performance.
Product NameProduct CodeColourLengthWeightStrengthConformance
Fly AxeA0271Titanium /Orange50cm718g-EN 13089:2011
Fly HammerA0272Titanium/Orange50cm721g-EN 13089:2011

Fly axe product features

An overview of the features and benefits of the Fly axe.

The business end of the pick works well straight off the shelf – penetrating well for a reasonably chunky design, cleaning easily, and hooking well. UKC
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