Backcountry Access Shaxe Tech Avalanche Shovel

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Features of the Backcountry Access Shaxe Tech Shovel Saves weight by allowing you to use ice axe as shaft Interchangeable ice axe head for Type 1 ice axes Curved, fixed length shaft Includes hardwAre to turn shovel blade and shaft into rescue sled (using any skis with holes in the tip and tail) Smooth blade allows for shaving down clean Snow pit walls Blade contains holes for use as a Snow anchor

- Moosejaw

Backcountry Access' Shaxe Tech Shovel is a versatile tool for both ski mountaineering missions and powder touring. BCA designed the Shaxe to eliminate extra materials (and weight) from your touring pack by enabling the shaft to double as both a handle for a shovel and ice axe. The sturdy aluminum shaft can be equipped with either a shovel or stainless steel pick (both are included), and it can be used to build a rescue sled with any pair of skis that have skin holes in the tip, thanks to the included wing nuts and bolts (also included). The shovel blade is serrated to cut through solidified avy debris, and it is slotted so it can be used as a snow anchor when ski mountaineering--although, it's not recommended to go rapping into a crevasse off it. The type 1 ice axe is suitable for general mountaineering (self-arresting and cutting steps) and has nine degrees of pick angle for a better feel when climbing steep slopes.


Backcountry Access Avalanche Safety Shaxe Tech Avalanche Shovel C1605009010. This shovel features a curved fixed-length shaft and stainless steel head with additional 9 degrees of pick angle providing higher performance on harder steeper climbs. The Shaxe Tech rescue shovel/ice axe is BCA's lightest combination product and ideal for spring/summer ski mountaineering.


Backcountry Access has designed your next bombproof piece of gear. The Shaxe Tech shovel/ice axe combo is first in the industry with non-round (oval and rectangular) shafts. The Shaxe Tech features curved fixed-length shaft and stainless steel head with additional 9- of pick angle provide higher performance on harder, steeper climbs.The Shaxe Tech shovel/ice axe combo is ideal for ski mountaineering.

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