This Ortovox PRO ALU III Shovel plus Pocket Spike turns heads with its unique design that responds to the toughest challenges. Its torsion-free aluminium-magnesium alloy creates an extremely durable and hard-wearing shovel blade.
An ergonomic handle ensures a good grip for both left and right-handed users. The shovel can also be used as an axe which, along with its more classic use as an avalanche shovel, also makes it an ideal tool for the building of kickers.
Its sharp edge cuts through even the toughest snow with minimal effort.
The quick-lock blade and the channel-shaped telescoping handle can be simply put together with one motion.
Not only used as a shovel, but the blade also attaches at a 90-degree angle to serve as a hoe, providing an extremely ergonomic snow-clearing function.
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.
One hand grasps the long grip side, which serves as an ergonomic lever, while the other hand has a strong grip on the handle's rubber-coated grip zone.
This POCKET SPIKE is a Top piece of kit for ski mountaineers or free hill walkers who walk up steep terrains. The EMERGENCY AXE can be quickly attached in two simple steps to the metal-reinforced PRO ALU III shovel handle in dangerous or challenging situations.
The POCKET SPIKE consists of two parts. The sharp forged axe head is made of hardened AL 7075 T6, and the shaft spike is made of AL 6061 T6, which attaches to the shovel's shaft.
The two parts can be folded together with no sharp edges for stowing in the carrying bag and weigh just 95 grams altogether. This tool is ideally suited to all tours where a little additional support is needed over the last few meters.