KAREN LINDSEYwrote a review of Mammut Alugator Pro Shovel on March 15, 2017
Familiarity: I've used it several times
As noted in another comment, it's important to know that this shovel converts to hoe mode, which can save valuable time in critical burial situations (aren't they all critical?). Love the blade to cut through dense snow and ice, and you can count on the Mammut quality--strong, reliable, lightweight too. Thankfully, my familiarity with this involves several practice sessions; fortunate I haven't had to use it in real-life rescues to this point.