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A metal blade for icy crud and an ovalized shaft for strength make the Backcountry Access Companion Shovel a key component for rescue in avalanche country.
Compact and constructed with a super-strong oval-shaped shaft, the Backcountry Companion Shovel makes digging a cinch when lives are on the line. Tough aluminum chops through rock-hard avalanche debris and shrugs off abuse when you're digging pits through variable snow. Rather than being tempted to leave a longer shovel behind in the truck, reach for the Access Companion shovel and you'll hardly notice this rig until you absolutely need it.
No matter where you're headed in the backcountry, be sure to keep good company with a life-saving friend like Backcountry Access's anodized aluminum Companion Shovel. If a serious situation arises, grip the translucent T-grip and dig accurate snowpit columns with the flat back design - and don't worry about bending or breaking the strong, lightweight blade that's proportioned to resist shearing and compression.
- Mountain Gear
Free Shipping. Backcountry Access Companion Shovel (Fall 2010) FEATURES of the Companion Shovel by Backcountry Access Featuring BCA's innovative Education Graphics Super flat back for clean snowpit columns Optimal proportions for shovel shear and compression tests Super-strong oval shaft with T-grip Fixed-length shaft 6061-series aluminum blade with oval ferrule Reversible offset grip Blade dimensions: 10 x 10.75 inches / 25 x 28 cm Length: 25 inches / 63.5 cm Weight: 21 ounces / 595 grams
Description of Backcountry Access Companion ShovelBackcountry Access' original integrated shovel & probe system.Features:Featuring BCA's innovative Education Graphics Super flat back for clean snowpit columns Optimal proportions for shovel shear and compr
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