A handy, light, a sturdy tool for glacier walking and mountaineering. This product was chosen for its versatility and sturdiness, but of course this axe is not for technical climbing, but rather a general winter tool.
Ice axes and other mountaineering tools should only be used by those trained in winter backcountry travel and those with at least a basic knowledge of mountaineering techniques. If you are unaware of these things, this product probably isn't for you (unless you need it for a course!).
If you are looking for good courses to learn mountain skills, Packlist recommends Canada West Mountain School.