The rigid, tempered aluminium blade on this shovel gives it a shovelling volume of 3.1 Liters, making it the largest of all the Ortovox shovels.
Unique to this shovel is its clearing function, whereby the head of the shovel reattaches at a 90-degree angle to function much like a hoe. This mode allows the user to clear a far greater volume of snow as it requires much less movement per shovel-full of snow.
The shovel's cutting edge is sharpened and its upper edge is equipped with non-slip ridges. The shaft is oval, allowing a far stronger grip, and has a telescopic, non-slip rubberized surface.
All of the Ortovox Avalanche Shovels are pack-friendly meaning you can stow your shovel in almost anySki Backpack, All Ortovox Ski Backpacks come with a dedicated compartment for avalanche safety tools.
The D-grip is considered the most ergonomic grip and aids powerful shovelling of snow. The frictional connection between the shaft and blade is virtually indestructible, saving critical seconds when used to save your companion's life.