The small and lightweight Pieps Tour Shovel is the perfect shovel for ski tours in low and high mountain regions. It has an ergonomic shape, special heat-treated aluminium alloy and a unique coating which ensures extreme durability as well as the lowest possible weight.
A T-grip makes this shovel suitable for left or right handed users, and the flanged blade ensures that this shovel clears as much snow as possible when in use.
This shovel has its own place in the special safety gear compartment in every Pieps backpack, and the handle and shaft detach for ease of storage.
Pieps collaborate with mountain guides, mountain rescue teams, ski instructors and scientists during product development, to ensure that their products are of the highest quality. When it comes to manufacturing and developing mountaineering equipment, their professional know-how as well as 40 years of experience in the development and manufacture of avalanche search beacons ensures the quality of their Premium Alpine Performance products.
Every one venturing into avalanche territory should go equipped with the necessary safety equipment. Remember a probe is useless without a TRANSCEIVER to locate the victim and a SHOVEL to dig them out once you have established their depth using the PROBE.
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.