BCA Shaxe Tech Avalanche Shovel
Converts to ice axe, for the weight conscious.
The BCA Shaxe Tech shovel/ice axe combo is ideal for ski mountaineering, as it saves weight and space in your pack by eliminating the redundant shaft when carrying a separate ice axe. The BCA Shaxe Tech avalanche rescue shovel comes with an interchangeable ice axe head for Type 1 (basic) ice axes. The Shaxe Tech has a curved fixed-length shaft and stainless steel head with an additional 9 degrees of pick angle providing higher performance on harder, steeper climbs.
Great addition to your spring/summer skiing arsenal. Shovel still operational when switched to axe mode. Includes hardware to utilize the blade and shaft to make a rescue sledge with any skis with holes in tip and tail.
The smooth blade allows for shaving down clean snow pit walls and contains holes for use as a snow anchor.