Backcountry Snow Shovel


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Backcountry Snow Shovel
Manufacturer SnowClaw
Page By Nikolas_A
Page Type Feb 21, 2004 / Feb 21, 2004
Object ID 1015
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SnowCalw's revolutionary, patented design makes it the most efficient, lightest and easiest to pack backcountry snow shovel in the world
  • Avalanche rescue
  • Snow shelters
  • Moves more snow faster and easier than any backcountry shovel
  • Multi-Use: Emergency splint, snow anchor


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Moni - Feb 12, 2005 3:01 pm - Voted 4/5

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This is a great light weight shovel that fits into your pack and is great around a winter camp. However, as an avalanche shovel, it just would not be sturdy enough to dig through the hard snow that forms after an avalanche has settled. I would have put this shovel under camping gear.

Nikolas_A - Feb 12, 2005 7:12 pm - Voted 4/5

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As Moni said its not suited for avalanche rescue (unfortunately there is no camping gear category).

As a winder camping shovel now it’s a great tool. The lightest shovel ever, can also be used as an anchor, stove base, emergency splint and more.

It packs easily rolled around the sleeping pad or rolled on itself and tied.

You might want to chop hard snow with your axe before you shovel it.

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