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ice ax

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  1. ice ax, ice axe, pioletnoun

    an ax used by mountain climbers for cutting footholds in ice


  1. ice ax

    An ice axe is a multi-purpose hiking and climbing tool used by mountaineers in both the ascent and descent of routes that involve snow, ice, or frozen conditions. Its use depends on the terrain: in its simplest role it is used like a walking stick, with the mountaineer holding the head in the center of their uphill hand. On steep terrain it is swung by its handle and embedded in snow or ice for security and an aid to traction. It can also be buried pick down, the rope tied around the shaft to form a secure anchor on which to bring up a second climber, or buried vertically to form a stomp belay. The adze is used to cut footholds, as well as scoop out compacted snow to bury the axe as a belay anchor.


  1. ice ax

    An ice ax is a multi-purpose tool used primarily by mountaineers for both ascending and descending routes in alpine environments. It consists of a long handle with a sharp point at one end and a pick and adze at the other, allowing it to be used for traversing snow and ice, for cutting footsteps, or as an anchor for safety rope. It can also be used as a walking stick for balance and stability.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ice ax in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ice ax in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  • बर्फ की कुल्हाड़ीHindi
  • 氷斧Japanese

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