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B-1 EXT Avalanche Shovel

(2 customer reviews)


The B-1 EXT Avalanche Shovel is BCA’s most popular avalanche shovel used for avalanche safety. The product is extendable and packable.





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SKU: C1316SH51010 Category:


The B-1 EXT avalanche shovel is both light and extendable for weight conscious skiers and snowboarders that prefer the comfort and functionality of an extendable shovel. 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.

B-1 EXT Avalanche Shovel Features

  • The 6061 aluminum BCA Bomber shovels feature an oval shaft with a more packable, bombproof, “ferrule-less” blade, ergonomic grip, and T6 heat treatment.
  • Includes an end cap on the shaft, which prevents snow from building up along the inside.

Avalanche Shovel Resources

B-1 EXT Avalanche Shovel Video

Additional information


1.3 lb / 600 g

Blade Dimensions

9.8 in x 10 in / 24.9 cm x 25.4 cm

Handle & Shaft Collapsed Length

16 in / 41 cm

Handle & Shaft Extended Length

22.25 in / 57 cm

Assembled Collapsed Length

22 in / 56 cm

Assembled Extended Length

28.75 in / 73 cm

Blade/Shaft Material

6061 T6 Aluminum


NOT compatible with B-1 probe

2 reviews for B-1 EXT Avalanche Shovel

  1. jimmy_98_us

    No reason to go with any other shovel. This is light and does the job, even in crud and hardpack

  2. Peak Mountain Guides

    Our gear pick of the season is the Backcountry Access B-1 EXT Shovel. This shovel is our top pick for backcountry skiing, winter mountaineering and alpine climbing. The light weight (just over a pound!) and very compact shape make this shovel a breeze to pack and carry. It is also well made, strong, and durable. We have put it through the wringer digging snow profiles, digging out tent platforms, and practicing companion rescue. For a lightweight, packable shovel that can handle all forms of backcountry use, check out the Backcountry Access B-1 EXT.

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