The QUARK is a versatile ice axe designed for technical mountaineering and for ice climbing; this is the updated version for 2018. Its balance and its ICE pick allow solid placements on any type of ice. The TRIGREST and GRIPREST handrests make it easy to handle and comfortable in any situation. They provide more efficient handle grip for difficult sections. Entirely modular, the QUARK ice axe adapts easily to technical, varied terrain: snow couloirs, gullies, north faces, and icefalls.
Versatile ice axe:
shaft curved below the head and GRIPREST QUARK handrest at the bottom of the shaft to protect the hands on ice climbs
shaft has a steel spike and is straight enough for use in piolet-canne mode
shaft is hydroformed for optimal grip in the middle of the shaft, for snow couloirs
over-moulded, bi-material handle provides good grip while insulating from the cold
TRIGREST QUARK and GRIPREST QUARK handrests strengthen the grip on difficult sections
550 g with PANNE
Efficient placement on any type of ice
ICE pick is tapered at the tip (3.3 mm) and versatile across all terrain: snow, ice and mixed
compatible with MASSELOTTE weights to modify the balance and improve the inertia of the ice axe
entirely modular head allows the technical aspects of the ice axe to be adjusted
compatible with Petzl accessories: PUR'ICE, MINI MARTEAU, MASSELOTTES...
TRIGREST QUARK handrest is height adjustable without tools
GRIPREST QUARK handrest folds in easily for planting the ice axe in snow
connection hole is compatible with V-LINK elasticated loss-prevention webbing
only 465 g, not including accessories
Pick type: 2
Shaft type: 2
Material(s): aluminum, steel, glass fibre reinforced plastic
Certification(s): CE, UIAA
Sold with ICE pick, PANNE (adze for this axe version) or MARTEAU (for the hammer version), TRIGREST QUARK and GRIPREST QUARK handrests
Length of shaft: 50 cm
Weight: 550 g
Guarantee: 3 years
For orders below £30 it's currently a very reasonable £3.50 charge.
* We are currently unable to offer an international order/delivery service. Delivery to BFPO usually counts as UK mainland, though (and some BFPO locations are also VAT-exempt).
Orders received by us before 12 Noon are sent by Royal Mail First Class Post or via our courier - depending on their size, weight, value and destination.
Orders received by us from Monday to Noon on Friday are usually delivered the next working day (working days are defined as Monday to Friday, inclusive).
Orders received by us from Friday afternoon to Noon on Monday are generally delivered on Tuesday.
Please note: We usually contact you personally to clarify delivery instructions for larger / more expensive items. This can add a short delay in despatching your order.
For Click & Collect: Please bring order confirmation, the card used for purchase and photo ID to collect your order from our Keswick store during normal opening hours. Please allow 2 working days.