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Shaxe Speed Avalanche Shovel


This Backcountry Access product is a shovel that converts into an ice axe for avalanche safety. This shovel is for the weight-conscious with its light build.

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The Shaxe Speed Avalanche Shovel and Ice Axe is our lightest combo product for ski mountaineering.  This rescue shovel comes with an interchangeable ice axe head for Type 1 (Basic) ice axes. Saves weight and space in your pack by eliminating redundant shaft for separate ice axe. Great addition to your spring/summer skiing arsenal. Shovel still operational when switched to axe mode. Includes hardware to utilize the blade and shaft to make a rescue sled with K2 skis (or any skis with holes in tip and tail).

The smooth blade allows for shaving down clean snow pit walls and contains holes for use as a snow anchor.

Avalanche Shovel Resources


Download our Emergency Sled Instructions.

Shaxe Avalanche Shovel/Ice Axe Video


Additional information

Weight in Shovel Mode

1.4 lbs / 654 g

Weight in Axe Mode

0.6 lbs / 290 g

Total Packed Weight (All Parts)

1.7 lbs / 756 g

Pick Material

7075 T6 aluminum

Blade Dimensions

9.4 x 11.2 in / 24 x 28.5 cm

Blade/Shaft Material

6061 T6 Aluminum

Shovel Mode Length

27.5 in / 70 cm

Axe Mode Length

20 in / 51 cm

1 review for Shaxe Speed Avalanche Shovel

  1. Freeskier Editors

    Registering at a mere 1.4 lbs, the Shaxe Speed shovel and ice axe from BCA is a stellar option for the most weight-conscious backcountry travellers who frequent steep and demanding terrain. The shaft easily converts to an ice axe – just pop off the handle and swap ‘er out fo r the aluminium ice axe head, which comes included. The two-for-one special helps you keep weight down and saves space in your pack while out bagging couloirs.

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