The BCA Shaxe Tech shovel/ice axe combo is ideal for ski mountaineering, as it saves weight and space in your pack by eliminating the redundant shaft when carrying a separate ice axe. The BCA Shaxe Tech avalanche rescue shovel comes with an interchangeable ice axe head for Type 1 (basic) ice axes. The Shaxe Tech has a curved fixed-length shaft and stainless steel head with additional 9 degrees of pick angle providing higher performance on harder, steeper climbs.
Great addition to your spring/summer skiing arsenal. Shovel still operational when switched to axe mode. Includes hardware to utilize the blade and shaft to make a rescue sled with K2 skis (or any skis with holes in tip and tail).
|WEIGHT IN SHOVEL MODE||
1.5 lbs / 706 g
|WEIGHT IN AXE MODE||
1.0 lbs / 436 g
|TOTAL PACKED WEIGHT (ALL PARTS)||
2.0 lbs / 902 g
420 stainless steel
9.4 x 11.2 in / 24 x 28.5 cm
6061 T6 Aluminum
|SHOVEL MODE LENGTH||
27 in / 68 cm
|AXE MODE LENGTH||
20 in / 51 cm
A modern backcountry ski guide for the roadside areas found along The Icefields
Parkway in Banff National Park. Includes detailed descriptions, directions, terrain photos and maps for skiing everything from chill yoyo laps to committing, no fall, lines.
This 256 page, 8.5” by 5.5” guidebook includes 151 colour pictures, 30 topo maps, 27 ski zones with 119 runs/routes leading to many hundreds of ski descents to keep even the most keen skier busy for many seasons.
Four guest writers help include the most gnarly lines found along this section of The Icefields Parkway including Grand Daddy Couloir, Gutentight Couloir and Funnel Of Death.
Marcus Baranow has dedicated the last decade of his life exploring, documenting and writing about the backcountry skiing found in and around Banff National Park. His previous books covered the area found along The Great Divide between Citadel Pass and Egypt Lake. He spends 100-150 days a year skiing in the Canadian Rockies and his blog Confessions Of A Ski Bum is regarded as a “go to” source for current conditions by many local skiers and guides. He currently lives in Lake Louise Alberta, found just minutes away from The Icefields Parkway.
The four guest writers for this book include:
The award-winning AviTECH shovel continues to set the standard for industry professionals and backcountry recreationalists. The AviTECH remains the choice for those who want a reliable and extremely durable shovel for any backcountry emergency, as well as an easy-to-use tool for all snow study needs.
|Material:||661 T6 ALUMINUM BLADE, TIG WELD|
|Packed Length:||46 cms|
|Blade Width:||24 cms|
|Blade Length:||26.5 cms|
|Weight:||73G / 26.OZ (T-GRIP) , 77G / 27.2OZ (D-GRIP)|
The D-2 EXT Dozer is ultimate tool for “strategic shoveling” and digging out stuck snowmobiles. The Dozer easily converts to a traditional shovel making it adaptable to any backcountry situation. And the folding saw makes an effective tool for cutting away debris.
The G3 Bonesaw is streamlined, packable, lightweight, easily extendable and tough enough to cut through bone and ice.
|Total Length||47cm / 18in|
|Cutting Length||35cm / 13.8in|
|Material||Hardened stainless steel|
|Weight||169g / 5.9oz|