Players can use the Pickaxe in two ways.
The Pickaxe can be played with a Boot Symbol card to climb to the North Pole disc from any direction. The Pickaxe is then discarded.
The Pickaxe can also be used with an Ambush Symbol card to Ambush another Pawn hiding in an Igloo. The Igloo and Pickaxe are then discarded.
Note: The Pickaxe may be used with a Sling card to Ambush a Pawn in an Igloo.