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The K2 Rescue Shovel delivers safety and peace of mind with hoe mode, an extendable shaft, and blade webbing holes that work together to increase your snow extraction capabilities. The Rescue Shovel is a ingeniously designed avalanche shovel with lots of smart details. 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's anchor. Ergonomic T handle (or D 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, and it'll prove itself on your next backcountry ski or snowboard adventure. Weight: 695 g (1.54 lbs). Handle length, extended: 25.25 in (64 cm). Handle length, collapsed: 11 in (25 cm). Blade dimensions: 9.5 x 11 in (25x28 cm)
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
When it comes to moving lots of snow quickly, the K2 Extendable Rescue Shovel takes the avalanche-safety cake with its big blade, extendable shaft, and hoe mode. This is the shovel you'd want your partner to carry. Its extendable shaft enables better leverage as you dig, its convertible handle attaches the blade so you can use it as a hoe for quick excavation during real-life rescues, and webbing holes on the blade mean you can use it to build a dead man anchor or to build a rescue sled to get an injured person to safety.
This backcountry shovel does everything our Rescue Shovel Plus does-works as a hoe, deadman anchor or stove platform-only without the hardware for building a rescue sled. Weight: 715g Features: Hoe Mode, Extendable Shaft, Blade Webbing Holes for use as a Deadman Anchor. Colors: Black Sizes Offered: One Size
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. Used for backcountry snow pits and a flat place for your stove, the Rescue Shovel provides adequate shoveling area and is lightweight.
- Mountain Gear