Light Machine Vario

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Technical alpine ice axe, with interchangeable head and G-bone shaft. Comes with the Alpine Vario blade.

  • Weight: 545 grams
  • Size: 50 cm
  • Certification: CE EN 13089, type 2, UIAA 152


The VARIO System is an innovative system of modular blades and accessories. 

It is compatible with all ice tools in the Machine family (Light MachineNorth MachineNorth Machine CarbonTech MachineTech Machine CarbonDark Machine, and Dark Machine X).

The VARIO System allows you to combine four different blades:

Ice Vario

Hot forged blade for technical alpinism and ice climbing. T-rated.

Carbon steel. 116 grams (4 oz).

Alpine Vario

Hot forged blade for technical alpinism. T-rated.

Carbon steel. 116 grams (4 oz).

Total Ice Vario

Blade especially made for pure ice climbing. B-rated.

Carbon Steel. 96 grams (3.3 oz).

Total Dry Vario

Blade especially made for dry tooling. T-rated.

Carbon Steel. 120 grams (4.2 oz).

With four accessories:

Simple Vario

Naked back for Vario blade system. Designed to keep the weight as low as possible.

Stainless steel. 15 grams (0.5 oz).

Mini-Hammer Vario

Small hammer for Vario blade system. Its minimal construction keeps the weight low but helps to

protect the shaft while also providing a hammer if needed.

Stainless steel. 37 grams (1.3 oz).

Hammer Vario

A more substantial hammer for Vario system blades.

Stainless steel. 67 grams (2.3 oz).

Adze Vario

Adze for Vario system blades. Grivel multi-faceted "stealth" signature shape.

Stainless steel. 57 grams (2 oz).