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Avalanche victims can be quickly and safely rescued with the Ortovox Grizzly 2 avalanche shovel. The innovative folding mechanism means the rescue aid is ready for action in seconds and can be stored without taking up much room.
It might not be the lightest shovel on the market, but the Ortovox Grizzly 2 Shovel is a veritable backcountry backhoe. Fold the handle 90 degrees, and the Grizzly 2 becomes a pick, perfect for digging snow caves or chopping through windpack.
CLOSEOUTS . With a sharp-edged aluminum blade and a fast-folding design, Ortovox' Grizzly 2 avalanche shovel can quickly take a bite out of any snow surface. A button on the handle extends the shovel to four positions for chopping or shoveling, providing maximum versatility. Push-button release allows chopping or shoveling with short or extended shaft, perfect for icy snow D-handle design allows for maximum lift Sanded grip on shank provides improved control and power transfer Telescoping shank folds over blade to save space 6061 T6 aluminum shaft and blade offers excellent balance of weight and rigidity Blade (HxWxD): 13x9x2-and#188;andquot; Shaft length: 15andquot; collapsed, 22andquot; extended Total length: 24-and#189;andquot; collapsed, 34andquot; extended Folds to: 19andquot; Weight: 1 lb. 13 oz. Material: 6061 T6 aluminum Made in Taiwan Available Colors: RED/SILVER.
- Sierra Trading Post
Dig and shovel snow, ice, and avalanche debris like the paws of a mighty bear with the Grizzly II shovel from Ortovox. The sturdy shaft, ergonomic handle, and sharp and serrated blade makes it easier to work through mother nature's finest and because it's easy to pack, you can even pack it around with you to build kickers on the backside.
- Mountain Gear
Description of Ortovox Grizzly 2 ShovelThe handle has a fixed connection to the blade and the shovel is ready for use immediately after opening. It can be stowed away again just as quickly at the push of a button. This new folding mechanism means it takes up less space in transport and it is no longer possible for pieces to go missing.The handle can be fixed at a right angle, making the shovel into an axe. The oval section of the handle ensures maximum distortion stability. This also makes it very simple to fix the position of the telescopic handle, as it is no longer possible to turn the sections whithin one another, thus saving valuable time.The large aluminium blade on the shovel with its sharp edge enables the user to cut quickly through packed avalanche snow. The ergonomic handle means that the shovel is positioned perfectly in the hand, ensuring conservation of energy while digging.Thus the Grizzly is the ideal accessory for every tour in deep powder.Featur
- US Outdoor Store