Good Option for General Use
This is a well made, lightweight axe for General mountain use. I prefer a shorter axe as self arrest is my primary concern for a walking axe. Secondly, ease of carrying when not in use is a big factor. At 6'3" I find this axe ideal but it may not suit you if your taller and want to use it as a walking aid. Although the leash may be heavier than it needs to be, it is very well constructed and comfortable. I would strongly recommend checking the BMC Crampon and Accessories guide if you are in the slightest doubt.