BCA's "biggest, baddest digging machine". Shovelling might sound elementary but it's the next frontier in decreasing avalanche rescue times. Shovelling takes the majority of time in an avalanche rescue.
The B-52 is designed to make the tough jobs easier. Whether it is clearing out heli pads, excavating a snowmobile from a tree well, or building a big jump, the B-52 gets the job done fast.
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.
- Extendable oval shaft with D-grip
- Oversized blade for moving lots of snow
- Blade dimensions: 28 x 33.5 cm (11 x 13.25 in)
- Assembled extended length: 101 cm (40 in)
- Assembled collapsed length: 76 cm (30 in)
- Weight: 0.96 Kg (34 oz)
For information on how to organize and excavate efficiently, download the guide below:
Snow Safety 101 - Shovelling