Examples from the Web for ice axe
The winding staircase leading thereunto was gone, but with ice-axe and rope we assaulted the Royal Eagle's nest.Vagaries|Axel Munthe
I went first, cutting steps with the ice-axe, and the others followed on the rope.
My ears froze, and my fingers grew so cold that they could hardly hold the ice-axe.Wild Life on the Rockies|Enos A. Mills
I knew my companions had pulled up the sledge and would be anchoring it with the ice-axe.
And now he found that he still held the ice-axe that had been his companion all day.The Crystal Hunters|George Manville Fenn