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ARVA Access Shovel ARVA Access Shovel
When you're looking for durability and simplicity in your backcountry kit, load up the Arva Access Shovel. With a blade and oval-shaped shaft built of solid aluminum, it can chop through debris and shape pits without slowing you down. It's not the biggest shovel in the world, but it weighs under a pound, so you can balance weight and snow-moving capability when you're on those more speedy tours.
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ARVA Mini Ovo Light Shovel ARVA Mini Ovo Light Shovel
Bigger can be better, but not if it means you have to carry more weight on your back during a long day on Mont Blanc. The Arva Mini Ovo Light Shovel isn't a teensy-weensie ballerina, but it is smaller and more packable than most shovels on the market. It also has a rough-and-tough aluminum shaft, a 1. 5mm-thick aluminum blade, and an ergonomic L-shaped handle to make digging easier whether you're sculpting the back wall of a snow pit or chopping through avalanche debris.
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ARVA OVO Axe Shovel ARVA OVO Axe Shovel
Aluminum from shaft to shovel blade, the Arva OVO Axe Shovel converts from a standard shovel to a hoe-like tool for chopping through hard avalanche debris and quickly moving snow downhill on steep slopes, which is proven to be a faster and more energy efficient way of digging. Simply remove the blade from the shaft and click it securely onto the Y-shaped handle and you're ready to chop. The unique Y-style handle takes stress off your hand so you can dig harder and faster when every second counts, and the handle swaps for left or right-handed users. The serrated blade is designed to blast through hard and icy snow, has several cutouts that allow for the construction of a rescue sled, and collapses down into an easily-packable size so it won't slow you down when you're on the way up.
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$69.95
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ARVA Snow Plume Shovel ARVA Snow Plume Shovel
Tough, reliable, and lightweight, the Snow Plume serves as the workhorse of ARVA's line of avy shovels. From first time backcountry travelers to seasoned-experts looking to keep their kit simple and reliable, this shovel does the trick. The full-length carbon fiber shaft offers an ultralight feel, and the rugged anodized aluminum blade can take a serious beating while keeping weight to a minimum. The shaft also has a simple one-piece design that clicks into the blade quickly so you can start digging without delay. The T-grip handle provides great leverage whether you're left- or right-handed. Strategically-located holes in the blade allow you to build an anchor or a rescue basket in an emergency. Finally, ARVA added aluminum inserts at the joint for extra strength.
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$74.95
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Backcountry Shovel Backcountry Shovel
Avalanche pros know what's up when it comes to gear, and for years they've been using, abusing, and trusting the G3 AviTECH shovel for snow study pits, avalanche rescue, and the occasional big ol' backcountry booter. Built with a flat aluminum blade, the AviTECH is perfect for digging out smooth pit walls or chopping through debris, and has several slots designed to facilitate building a rescue sled. The aluminum shaft is tough and durable, but a blast of adrenaline can kick you into overdrive in emergency situations, leading to a snapped shovel--to remedy this, G3 designed the telescoping shaft in two parts, allowing you simply remove the broken section and continue digging. This edition has been styled out with the Backcountry. com goat logo, helping it to stand out whether you're scooping out a kitchen on Denali or digging practice pits in your backyard.
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$59.95
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Black Diamond Evac 9 Shovel Black Diamond Evac 9 Shovel
If you dig a lot of snow pits, or otherwise find yourself frequently moving large amounts of snow, the Black Diamond Evac 9 Shovel is the workhorse you want. It's Black Diamond's biggest shovel, with an flat-profile XL blade that's bigger than the one found on the Evac 7, and extended length of over three feet for serious digging power. The D-grip handle provides a solid platform for aggressive snow moving, and the shaft converts quickly into hoe mode so you can pull lots of snow downhill on steep slopes. All this comes with a slight weight penalty--at two pounds, the Evac 9 isn't the lightest tool on the market--but if you'd rather carry a few extra ounces than waste minutes digging, it's exactly what you've been looking for.
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$99.95
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Voile T Wood Shovel Voile T Wood Shovel
As its name suggests, the Voile T Wood Shovel was designed with a T grip and comes with a saw that can cut through wood and ice. The T handle is more compact for storage in your pack than a D grip, and the shovel's construction is a tad lighter than other models. Inside its shaft, the T Shovel stores a hi-tensile steel saw blade that will cut through just about anything including wood and steel. The saw blade easily attaches to the telescoping shovel shaft for extended reach. This telescoping shovel and wood saw make the perfect combo for backcountry travel and safety.
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Voile Telepack Shovel Voile Telepack Shovel
You may want to shave weight off your backcountry setup by leaving your shovel at home, but a shovel is as essential as your skis, so balance your minimal-minded desires with avy-certified safety by packing Voile's Telepack Shovel. Just because this shovel is one of the smaller options in Voile's collection doesn't mean it's some skimpy spoon. This shovel features an extendable handle to enhance efficiency when you're digging, and the tempered scoop yields an impressive tensile strength of 35,000 psi, meaning you won't be able to break it if you tried. The scoop also features slotted holds that help you create an emergency rescue sled or anchor point, though Voile doesn't recommend rapping into crevasses with that method.
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Voile Telepro Shovel Voile Telepro Shovel
An avalanche shovel is as essential to any backcountry setup as a pair of skis, and since you squandered your bank account on the finest set of skis, you barely have enough for the rest of the kit; lucky for you, Voile's Telepro Shovel balances between avy safety and a ski bum friendly price. Just because this shovel is the least expensive scooper in Voile's collection doesn't mean it's some skimpy spoon. This large, snowplow-like shovel features an extendable handle to enhance efficiency when you're digging, and the tempered scoop yields and impressive tensile strength of 35,000 psi, meaning you won't be able to break it if you tried. The scoop also features slotted holds that help you create an emergency rescue sled or anchor point, though Voile doesn't recommend rapping into crevasses with that method.
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Voile XLM Shovel Voile XLM Shovel
Voile designed its XLM Shovel to be as light as possible, without sacrificing an ounce of strength. The fixed shovel shaft and blade are made from lightweight 6000 series tempered aluminum, making the Voile XLM one of the lightest metal shovels on the market. If you carry a plastic shovel because of weight, now you can have the strength and reliability of a metal blade without being weighed down.
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