Shoveling might sound elementary but it’s the next frontier in decreasing avalanche rescue times. Shoveling takes the majority of time in an avalanche rescue. For information on how to organize and excavate efficiently watch the following video:
Locked and Loaded for Safety.
With a 28 cm snow saw capable of cutting wood, the A2 EXT is prepared for whatever task comes along during your backcountry travels. Once the saw is deployed the shovel is still fully functional
The 6061 aluminum BCA Bomber shovels feature an oval shaft with a more packable, bombproof, "ferrule-less" blade, ergonomic grip, and T6 heat treatment. The 2012/2013 Bomber Shovels now feature an end cap on the shaft, which prevents snow from building up along the inside. The Bomber line boasts an off-the-chart strength to weight ratio, while taking up minimal storage space in your pack. Remember, the excavation process in an avalanche rescue is where the most time can be lost or gained.