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This excellent K2 Rescue Shovel Plus is designed with hoe mode for snow removal in avalanche conditions, with the added benefit of added hardware to transform the shovel into an emergency sled. The Rescue Shovel Plus is a ingeniously designed avalanche shovel with lots of smart details, turning your skis into a rescue sled if needed. The rescue sled function turns K2 Backside Skis like the Coomback, Gotback or Sidestash into a solid rescue sled. Designed to be strong enough to get through dense avalanche debris without weighing your pack down. Webbing slots on the blade make it easy to set as a deadman anchor. Ergonomic T (or D handle) handle can be used to turn the avalanche shovel into a hoe, perfect for moving snow laterally or in tight locations. Going overnight? The shovel blade also makes a flat surface for your stove on the snow. Handle extends long enough to get good leverage, collapses short enough for easy packing (see specs tab for measurements). K2 Skis really did their homework with this avalanche shovel, perfect for the backcountry professional or new enthusiast. Weight: 800 g (1.76 lbs) with rescue sled hardware. Handle length, extended: 25.25 in (64 cm). Handle length, collapsed: 11 in (25 cm). Blade dimensions: 9.5 x 11 in (25x28 cm). Converts to Rescue Sled and can be used as a Deadman Anchor
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
K2 Skis made its Rescue Shovel Plus as convenient as possible to keep you at the ready when the snow falls. Made out of heat-treated aluminum, the Rescue brings the reliable strength without much weight. You can convert the shovel into a hoe for better digging efficiency, and you can attach the shovel to your skis in order to make a sled with the included hardware. The blade webbing hole makes this shovel an excellent anchor, and you can use the blade as a platform for your stove for extra convenience outside of emergencies.
Multi-function capability comes in the K2 Rescue Shovel. Designed for durability and utility, this T-Handled shovel converts into a hoe for digging in tight spots and can be used as a dead-man anchor when needed. When you need to transport an injured buddy, an emergency sled can be constructed by using the on-board hardware located in the shaft. Great for pits and a flat spot to cook on in the backcountry.
- Mountain Gear
Designed for durability and utility, the K2 Rescue Shovel Plus avalanche shovel is an essential for backcountry snow travel.