Through continual refinement, minor tweaks, and small advancements, breakthroughs can happen. For Ortovox, this happened in the case of the Pro Lite Shovel. By starting with the highest quality materials, Ortovox has made no compromises in functional capacity. This remarkably light, compact, and packable shovel has a 6061 T6 aluminum blade that features subtle notches and ribs that increase its stability and strength while reducing mass. The telescoping handle features unique cross-sectional shaping that increases strength over ordinary rectangular or circular tubes and can be oriented for left or right handed users. When you are looking to keep your pack weight as low as possible, the Ortovox Pro Light Shovel allows you to do so without feeling that you have compromised the safety of your group.
- Shovel blade can be fashioned into a rescue sled or snow anchor.
- Subtle ribbing and tube shape enable high strength with low mass.
- Telescoping shaft locks into place without fiddling with buttons.
- Compact size is sure to fit in space-challenged ski packs.
||6061 T6 Aluminum|
|Blade Dimensions||27cm x 21cm (567cm²)|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Isolating blocks, snow science, rescue|
|Notes||Light, compact, and strong!|
|Bottom Line||High-strength with low mass|
|Compare to other Shovels|
Questions & Reviews
1 - Attaching the shaft to the blade is slightly touchy given the shape of the shaft (matters what side is up/down). I know this, but if someone else was assembling in a time of crisis - it could take them a few extra (crucial) seconds.
2 - I wish the handle was not plastic. I know, I know - its a weight saver, but I'd feel more confident if it were a bit more "unbreakable"
I've modified mine to more easily build a rescue sled with it. I wish they'd done this as part of the original design. I also wish the handle supported hoe mode.
What is the weight of the blade and shaft separately?
Pro Alu III
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