A classic evolved.
Just like human evolution, the evolution of ice axes is a slow, barely noticeable process, but those subtle differences make a world of difference. Take Blue Ice's Bluebird Evo Ice Axe, for example, which only has a slight bend in the shaft compared to the original Bluebird Ice Axe. This bend puts the spike at an angle more ideal for stabbing into ice when you're ski mountaineering, similar to the Galápagos finch's beak angling differently in order to get to cacti fruit.
- Classic ice axe for ski mountaineering and general alpinism
- Hot-forged head and adze for an ice-specific climb
- Bent shaft sandblasted for grip
- Angled spike with carabiner keyhole