I’m after an ice axe, and wondered if anyone could offer any suggestions/advice about which ones to get.
I have not done any winter mountaineering yet, so very very beginner level. I know a technical ice axe would deffo not be needed, but wondered if it was worth skipping a walking one and getting an alpine axe? Can alpine ones be easily used for for very low-level stuff?
I was looking at the Black Diamond Venoms, as they come in both adze and hammer versions. But if I got one now, and then wanted another later, I guess they would need to be the same make and length?
Any advice on axes very welcome!