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Lighten up a bit.
Staying prepared in the backcountry requires a lot of gear, but that doesn't mean there aren't shortcuts you can take to shave weight without sacrificing safety. The Backcountry Access Shaxe Speed Shovel features an interchangeable shovel blade and ice axe head, eliminating the need for a redundant shaft. This not only cuts down on weight, but also saves space for a more streamlined feel, too.
- Shovel and ice axe combo that shaves weight and bulk
- Interchangeable ice axe/shovel heads
- Aluminum alloy construction for lightweight strength
- Smooth blade for shaving snow pit walls
- Holes for use as snow anchor or emergency sled
- Item #BCA000W
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Key for Missions Deep in the BC
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I love it when a company nails a product I have been dreaming about. An ice axe that attaches to a shovel blade - eliminate another piece of metal weighing you down in your pack. The Shaxe is not only an essential piece of gear for keeping weight down for big missions, but also really helpful when snow conditions are leaning more towards hardpack and an ice axe might be more useful than a shovel - but, of course we still want a shovel in the event of avalanche, for snow pits, digging a shelter (think hard windslab, spring melt-freeze). Where it truly shines is what it was purpose built for: carrying deep into the mountains to climb and ski your dream lines.