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This shovel has a backbone blade for added strength, which makes it a great tool in the thickest of snow and ice.
- Altrec Outdoors
CLOSEOUTS . The Life-Link Alpine Pro avalanche shovel has an extendable design that offers extra length for easier shoveling or added shovel strength for wet or hard-packed snow when the handle is inserted into the blade. Two holes in blade allow for easy transportation with Life-Link's Slingblade Carrying System (not included). Designed for avalanche safety and rescue Powder-coated aluminum blade is extremely resistant to rust and wear Central rib extends into blade for structural stiffness Lightweight and packable T-grip handle Length: 29- ” retracted, 42” extended Blade: 11- x10” Weight: 1 lb. 14 oz. Materials: Powder-coated aluminum blade Anodized aluminum shaft CLOSEOUTS . USA.
- Sierra Trading Post
The lightweight and durable Life Link Alpine Pro Shovel goes anywhere without weighing you down for dependable backcountry safety. The Alpine Pro Shovel's shaft extends into the blade for great strength when dig wet, heavy snow. Two holes in this Life Link Shovel's blade allow for easy, minimal packing for yo-yoing and patrollers. Get a firm grip even with gloves with the Alpine Pro's T-Grip handle.
The Life-Link Alpine Pro Shovel backbone blade design allows handle to insert deep into the blade, adding strength when prying or lifting wet, heavy, snow. Constructed of high quality, powder coated aluminum. Central rib extends into front of blade adding structural stiffness. Two holes in the blade allow for easy transportation with our Slingblade Carrying System (shown below) making it perfect for Patrollers and yo-yo skiers. The Alpine Pro moves a lot of snow yet remains light weight and packable into all Life-Link ski packs.Life-Link Alpine Pro Shovel Features: Detached length: 20" Attached length: 29 1/2" Extended length: 42" Weight: 30oz T-Grip handle