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The unique design of the Ortovox Professional Aluminum Shovel fulfils the highest demands of functionality. Thanks to the torsion-free aluminium-/magnesium alloy the shovel blade is very strong and unbreakable. The ergonomic grip offers the best grip for left and right handers. The shovel can be used as a hoe and - beside the classic fields of use for an avalanche shovel- it is just right for building a kicker. The sharp edge enables the user to cut into the hard snow without burning too much of their own energy.
Ortovox designed the top-of-the-line Professional Alu II Avalanche Shovel to meet the highest demands of functionality. This scooper features an unbreakable aluminum/magnesium allow blade with sharp edges ideal for cutting into consolidated snow and avalanche debris. The ergonomic grip can be setup for comfortable use by lefties or righties, and this shovel also functions as a hoe.
Super light and extremely durable, the Ortovox Professional Alu II Avalanche Shovel is suitable for all tour-goers who pay attention to safety and weight. The oval, telescoping shovel shaft allows energy-saving shoveling in conjunction with the T-handle and sanded grip. Be prepared on your next rescue operation by carrying the Ortovox Professional Alu II Avalanche Shovel.
- Altrec Outdoors
When traveling in the backcountry, be prepared for anything that comes your way with the Professional Alu II shovel from Ortovox. Ultra-strong when you need it, and light to carry when you don't, the aluminum construction doesn't crack or break like plastic - it's durable and ready when lives depend on it.
- Mountain Gear