K2 Rescue Shovel Plus
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Designed for durability and utility, the K2 Rescue Shovel Plus avalanche shovel is an essential for backcountry snow travel. Shovel has a strong aluminum blade and a shaft that extends from 28 - 64cm (11 in. - 25.25 in). Designed for utility, the shovel can be used as a standard shovel or you can convert it to hoe mode, which facilitates digging in tight locations. Holes in the shovel blade let you build a rescue sled with K2 BackSide skis and many Factory Team skis (sold separately). Includes hardware for attaching the shovel blade to your skis; hardware stashes inside the shovel shaft. Use the K2 Rescue Shovel Plus avalanche shovel blade as a deadman anchor while ski mountaineering.
The K2 Rescue Shovel converts to a dead man anchor and a flat platform for your stove, and the included Rescue Kit has the hardware you need to fashion an emergency evac sled. K2 designed this versatile tool for backcountry skiers who rely on durability and ultimate utility from every piece of gear in their pack. You'll find other collapsible aluminum avalanche shovels on the market, but few, if any, offer this level of multi-functionality--it's truly greater than the sum of its parts.
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
The K2 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