This Ortovox PRO ALU III Shovel 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. This shovel can also be used as an axe thanks to its detachable head, which makes it an ideal tool for building kickers.
Its sharp edge cuts through even the toughest snow with minimal effort.
The quick-lock blade and the channel-shaped telescoping handle are simply put together with one easy motion.
The shovel's 90 degree ergonomic clearing function allows users to use the shovel like a hoe to quickly move large amounts of snow in a simple, highly efficient movement.
In this mode, one hand grasps the handle at the base of the blade, which serves as an ergonomic lever, while the other hand has a strong grip on the handle's rubber-coated grip zone.
The pocket spike can be brought separately from this shovel
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.
Ortovox PRO ALU III Shovel Features
Groove-Shaped handle cross section
Non-Slip step grooves
Rubberized rip zone
Sharp, protected cutting edge
Pack-friendly design with integrated handle receiver in the blade.
Rescue sled function
90° Clearing function
T-Grip Pro with flexible left and right-handed function