Hoe, Hoe, Hoe Gear Round Up

Hoe, Hoe, Hoe Gear Round Up: K2’s New Rescue Shovel Plus

 Rescue Shovel's Hoe Mode

Rescue Shovel's Hoe Mode

As back country adventures gains mass market appeal, ski makers are stepping up on their ranges of equipment for the back country… Extending beyond touring skis to offer integrated solutions for the back country. We particularly like where K2 are going with their new Rescue Shovel.

The primary design goal for the shovel is durability, so they’re all built with heat-treated aluminum. In addition to regular shoveling, the Rescue Shovel Plus works as a hoe, an emergency sled, a dead man anchor, or a flat platform for your stove. Genius!

 Rescue Sled

Rescue Sled

The added hoe feature is ideal for shovel shear tests, and greatly increases your ability to extract snow in many situations.

The K2 shovel includes the hardware needed to quickly build a rescue sled in the event of a backcountry emergency.