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Life-link's largest aluminum shovel for moving the most snow. Double-pointed blade penetrates compacted snow. D-grip for easy use with expedition weight gloves and mitts. Channelled shaft pulls out straight for quicker extension.
- Altrec Outdoors
For serious outdoor use, the Life-Link Guide shovel moves heeps of snow and the aluminum blade will crunch through hardpacked snow that plastic shovels can bounce off.
The Life-Link Guide Shovel is your most cherished tool if the time ever comes when you have to dig your buddy out from under a slide. The Guide Shovel features a double-pointed aluminum blade that effectively eliminates 'plastic-shovel-zing' when you attempt to punch through avalanche debris. A functional D-grip provides confident handling and offers a loop for securing it to your pack.