The B-52 avalanche shovel is designed to make the tough jobs easier. Whether it is clearing out heli pads, excavating a truck from a snowbank, or building a big jump, the B-52 gets the job done fast. Remember, the excavation process in an avalanche rescue is where the most time can be lost or gained. B-52 EXT Avalanche Shovel features the 6061 aluminium 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. And the Bomber line boasts an off-the-chart strength to weight ratio, while taking up minimal storage space in your pack.