The TerraWest Core Plus Shovel offers 3 things every good avalanche shovel should have, Its Light Weight, Its Pack-Friendly and it offers high durability in tough conditions.
TerraWest Core Plus Material Competition:
For the blade of the shovel, Terrawest used a high-end heat treated 5052 Aluminium that offers a weight-to-strength ratio and has non slip grooves to stop you from slipping when digging. For the Telescopic Stem, a 6061 Aluminium, this allows you to quickly make adjustments to the shaft and is very pack friendly.
Long Centre Column on the Aluminium blade makes it snap free and durable when shovelling in tough icy conditions.
Rescue Sled function, the blade includes holes which you can use as a rescue sled in an emergency situation transporting an injured victim down the slopes.
Telescopic function also means that the shovel can be used at full length, for maximum power, or at a shorter length for the greatest possible efficiency of movement in tighter spaces.
Ergonomic T-Style grip offers a non-slip plastic material so digging is easier when wearing ski gloves.