G3 AviTech Shovel
This is a strongly-built shovel; the connector tube and blade have been heat-treated after welding to relieve residual stresses and produce a rugged shaft-to-blade interface.
Weight: 760g (Std)
Blade is made from 6061 T6 aluminum.
Silver anodized aluminum shaft.
D-grip handle for easy grip; it features a unique ice axe loop attachment point.
Handle and blade are red for easy location in the snow.
Dry-stash compartment in handle.
Multiple slots in the blade allow easy attachment to pack, rigging an emergency rescue sled with skis, or rigging as a deadman snow anchor.
Available in two versions: ultralight short or longer telescoping handle.
Bill Kerr - Aug 23, 2008 2:50 pm - Voted 5/5Well Designed Shovel
A little heavier but this is what you want your buddies to carry as it moves lots of snow and will not break.