The Black Diamond Alpine Whippet Attachment is a ski mountaineers’ best friend and is one accessory that you should never go without when traveling in the high-alpine. It attaches to a whippet ready ski pole to add traction and a margin of safety on steep ascents and descents. A forged aluminum pick provides security while a click lock mechanism provides for a quick and easy attachment. For climbing, when you are boot packing up a steep couloir, it acts as an ice axe built into your pole for easy purchase. And when you are descending and take a fall in steep terrain, it acts as a stopping device when you dig it in to the snow surface. For ski mountaineers and ski tourers who want the safety and convenience of having ice axe-like integration into their ski pole, the Black Diamond Alpine Whippet Attachment is the perfect safety accessory.