BD has now determined their picks are good for a single season of climbing. Seriously!
"Under normal use (20 to 50 days per year), the lifespan of a pick on a Type T ice axe is 1 year. More frequent use or extreme climbing can reduce the lifespan of your ice tool. Some activities that would reduce its lifespan are hitting rocks, twisting the axe and pick, and drytool climbing on rock."
I have never even heard of a broken Petzl pick...bent ones sure. Broken? Nadda and I ask.
Love the broken Astro pick in the front of the video. Had some of my Cold Thistle picks broken on the 4 banger as well. So I have an idea what BD is doing here besides the obvious sales spin. Convince your customers that poor quality gear is acceptable and it shouldn't last? That is a new one for me.
We are promised a up coming crampon conversation as well. That one will likely just "kill" us with the comedy and excuses. And a year late.
Pointe Alphonse Favre, West couloir
12 hours ago