Aye, I know what you mean. The axes are ultra light though, and there are only a couple of places where one might be needed. the main place is the snow chute leading up to Foresters Pass; By the way I lived in Norway for over 10 years. I lived further south in Langesund & Porsgrunn. Can hardly remember any Norwegian now though. We went back for a holiday last year and it was great. Went back to the south coast and up to Hardangervidda where we used to spend a lot of time.