The Carbon Whippet is a tool no ski mountaineer should be without. You are climbing up a steep icy couloir in the spring, would't it be nice to have a little security in your hand? Then the climbing turns technical and its time to reach for the real tools, just collapse the Whippet and throw it on your pack. The Carbon Whippet is a three segment pole that packs down to nothing and weights just over a pound in your pack. The stainless steel pick with canard wing built into a dual-density touring grip keeping it sturdy and reliable when climbing or self arresting.