If the unthinkable happens and someone in your party is buried in an avalanche, speed matters more than anything. The quicker someone is found and dug out, the more likely it is that they will survive to thank you with a cold beer later. Knowledge, training, and practice are quintessential to a fast rescue, but having the right equipment can't be understated when every second counts. The Mammut Alugator Pro Light Hoe shovel was made for digging as fast and efficiently as possible, and it's easy to understand why. The tilt-resistant blade with stabilizing ribbing helps you move large amounts of snow with speed and stability. At a total length of 90cm, this shovel provides plenty of leverage for moving dense avalanche debris. This is due to a second attachment point on the blade that affixes the shaft at a 90° angle, turning the shovel into a hoe. This provides better leverage for driving the shovel in and allows for a more natural motion for pulling and jettisoning snow behind you. Pop the blade back into "shovel-mode" for clearing out your car when the powder dumps or for digging test pits - the straight back of the blade is useful for making the snow profile easy to read. If you are uncompromising with safety in the backcountry, then pick up some piece of mind with the Alugator Pro Light Hoe shovel and ski with confidence knowing that if the worst does happen, you are ready with one of the best tools available.
- Can be assembled as a shovel or a hoe for maximum efficiency no matter the task.
- The hardened, anodized aluminum blade won't let you down.
- Shaft collapses to 49cm for easy storage in your pack and extends to 90cm for better leverage.
- 675g of pure, snow-moving power.
|Blade Dimensions||24cm x 27.5cm|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Fast rescues in emergency situations|
|Notes||Can be assembled as a traditional shovel or as a 90° hoe for faster digging on an incline.|
|Bottom Line||Intelligently designed to excavate avalanche debris as fast as possible.|
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