Who does not know the situation? You're on tour, should have been actually comfortable;-) and then you have an icy ridge or a slightly steeper crossing (because you've discovered a really cool descent variation) and you do not carry your ice-axe / ice tools.For such situations, the Grivel Condor is optimal. It is a telescopic pole with "ice-tool functionality". In two sections, 18 and 16 mm, it can be adjusted by the Up & Down patented system. The grip CONDOR combines two different materials. So it is resistant, comfortable and thermal insulated. The fold-hoe made of hot forged steel, gives you a plus of security in dangerous situations.
Ascending, the pole is maybe not as comfortable as others, but you have the extra security feature.