The Grivel Air Tech Evolution With Slider Ice Axe is the new version of the famous Air Tech axe. The head, which is hot forged from a single piece of steel, has become an established alpine classic. The new shaft gently curves just below the head for greater clearance and makes anchoring easier on any sort of terrain, while the lower straight part of the shaft will penetrate into snow with little effort. This Grivel ice axe comes with the Slider, the new hand rest that slides to the top of the shaft when sunk in the snow or to the bottom to support hand in traction. The huge success of the Air Tech Evo has encouraged us to create the perfect complement: an Air Tech with a hot forged hammer. The most advanced axe technology all in under 500 grams!Leash NOT INCLUDED.