Pocket Spike

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  • Overview
  • Practical, lightweight shovel as a braking aid or support on ski tours

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Convert you shovel to an ice axe for steep, exposed slopes where you might want a self-arrest tool. Attach the compact pick to the shovel’s T-handle and slide the spike into the shaft bottom to make a lightweight emergency axe. The telescoping shaft adjusts the height and extends to a full when you need leverage for shoveling.

  • Blade is made of strain hardened and anodized aluminum.
  • Pick is 7075 T6 aluminum.
  • When not in use, the pick and spike nest together for safe storage in a jacket pocket or pack.
  • Pro Alu III, Ortovox's premier shovel is fast to assemble and has a huge 2.7L scoop volume.
  • T-handle configures for right or left-handed users.
  • Telescoping shaft is secure and compact enough (44cm) to fit in a pack.
  • Shovel blade has slots for rigging a rescue sled, and mounts on the shaft handle to make a scoop for snow cave construction.
  • Note that the Pocket Spike does not meet requirements of EN13089 for separate ice axes and picks.


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