The Pro ALU is the best selling avalanche shovel of all time. In this latest iteration of an Ortovox classic, they used the most innovative materials available and cutting edge production methods to achieve the best weight to rigidity ratio possible. Stabilization ribs and high sidewalls give the anodized aluminum blade rigidity, while the integrated shaft socket makes it easy to pack. With the new quick-lock, the blade and the fluted telescoping shaft can be put together in one motion. The new T-Grip Pro handle can be inserted for both right and left-handers and also facilitates economical clearing. One hand grasps the long grip side, which serves as an ergonomic lever, while the other hand has maximum hold on the shaft’s rubber-coated grip zone.
Although usually tucked away in your backpack or pants pocket, the Pocket Spike can quickly be retrieved in risky situations. For instance, when you’ve only got a few feet to the summit or if you have to cross a steep slope, you can affix it to the PRO ALU III shovel handle for added protection in two steps. The Pocket Spike has two parts, the sharp forged axe head and the shaft spike, which replaces the shovel blade. The two parts snap together to form a single piece with no sharp edges and weighing just 95 grams. Suitable for tours where a little additional support is needed over the last few meters.
- Rubberized grip zone
- T-grip pro with flexible left and right-handed function
- Rapid locking without pressing a button
- Oval handle cross section
- Telescoping handle
- Non-slip step grooves
- Sharp, protected edge
- 90° clearing function PRO ALU III
- Rescue sled function
- Compatible with Pocket Spike
- Material: Handle: AL 6061 T6 (hardened); AL 5052 (strain hardened), anodized