Over the years, Ortovox's constant innovations have shaped avalanche shovel products. In their latest pursuit of improvement and optimisation, Ortovox ensure their products are suited to the needs of ski tourers down to the tiniest detail. The new Ortovox Beast 2.3 Shovel is a clever, lightweight avalanche shovel that is perfect to both beginners and professionals.
Thanks to its 83-centimetre working length and 2.3 litres scoop volume, the Ortovox Beast 2.3 Shovel is the ideal size for efficient work in the cast of an avalanche. And the shovel's telescopingfunction means it can be stored easily in a backpack; at just 580g it is one of Ortovox's lightest avalanche shovels.
Reliable aluminium provides the necessary stability and durability. These features make the Ortovox Beast 2.0 Shovel a high-quality, lightweight avalanche shovel that is focused upon the essentials and belongs in every touring backpack.
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 shovellers are available then one person should be digging down at the point of the prove and the other people or person should be clearing snow out of the trench to allow room.
These roles should be rotated to keep the shovellers fresh
Ortovox Beast 2.3 Shovel Features:
T-grip with flexible left and right-handed functionality.
Telescopic shaft AL6061 T6. Small pack size with an extended, high-performance working length.
Non-slip Step Grooves
High sidewalls and pronounced centre ridge for increased rigidity.
Anodized aluminium shovel blade ALU 5052. Stable and reliable in emergency situations - and yet still lightweight.
Notches for an optimum weight without reducing rigidity.