An extremely lightweight and functional avalanche shovel. The sharpened leading edge cuts blocks readily, and the fluted design stiffens and strengthens the blade while trimming weight from your pack. Additional rigging points on the blade make it functional as a rescue sled or snow anchor. The telescoping handle goes from 62 cm collapsed to 86 cm extended. Weighing in at just 645g, this is the shovel you want for steep ascents up Eastside skin tracks.