Stripped to the basics, the Black Diamond Lynx Shovel makes an ideal companion for ultralight ski tours and alpine climbs that require you to dig a bivy high on the route. The durable, no-frills aluminium blade easy withstands the abuse that the big mountains dish out, and the compact, the fixed-length handle takes up minimum space in your pack.
How to Shovel Correctly:
After reading the depth of the victim using the snow probe move downhill
Start digging a trench into the snow towards the victim.
The trench should be the same length as the depth of the victim
This is to allow space to clear previously dug snow.
If multiple shovelers are available then one person should be digging down at the point of the probe and the other people or person should be clearing snow out of the trench to allow room.
These roles should be rotated to keep shovelers fresh.
Black Diamond Lynx Shovel Features:
Removable, fixed-length anodised shaft with T-handle