The Kong Soul Ice Axe is different from other ice axes. Why? It's got a wooden core! If you love to climb steep ice, you're surely all too familiar with the effect that vibrations can have on your forearms. Those strikes can be pretty brutal, right? That may not be the case for someone like Robert Jasper, a famous German ice climber, who always seems to be fooling around with ice axes and the like.
Nevertheless, the vibrations resulting from these strikes can end up making you drive the axe into the ice multiple times before it really sticks, which robs you unnecessarily of valuable time and energy. Well, those days are over thanks to the wooden shaft on the Kong Soul!
Like other ice axes, the Soul is equipped with a powerful steel blade and an ergonomic grip with Griprest hand rest. The curve of the handle is perfect for pulling and holding for longer periods. The tapered pick will penetrate ice with ease and is resistant to torsion. The mountain guide Olaf Perwitschky from Alpin tested the Kong Soul Ice Axe and was thrilled with its balance, bite and comfortable handle, and you'll be too!