I'll be doing a guided tour which includes going up a steep slope on a glacier, therefore I need an ice axe. I could rent one for a couple of bucks from the tour organizers, but I was wondering if there is any reason not just to use my dad's 30-year-old ice axe (if the length is ok).
I can't see any rust, but perhaps the design or materials are significantly better today?
Here's some pictures for reference. DIN A4 (210mm x 297mm) sheet for scale: