1970's "STUBAI ASCHENBRENNER FÜHRERPICKEL" Ice Axe
This is an original vintage "Stubai Aschenbrenner - Führerpickel - Ges. Gesch" (all engraved on the head). The circa 1970's ice axe is in excellent condition and was probably only used a few times. Made in Austria for Intersport stores. Included are both rubber/plastic adze & pick protectors.
For some history, Peter Aschenbrenner was an Austrian Mountain Guide (1902-1998) who was invilved in the early expeditions to climb Nanga Parbat in the Himalyas. He developed an ice axe in the early 1930's and got the Stubai company to manufacture it for him.These axes became almost universal in the mountains from the mid 1930's right up to the 1960's when fibre-glass, metal and alloy shafted tools began to take over. There were many variations, some of which appear to have been custom made. Batches were made for German and Swiss mountain troops during WWII.
- Austria (Stubai)
- Excellent shape!
- L 75 cm x 27 cm (Width of head)
- Wood, Metal, Nylon