Backcountry Access B-1 EXT Shovel



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An extendable, multi-use shovel from BCA featuring the new B-1 blade, with a packable, rectangular-section blade and a rattle-free shaft attachment. An all-round shovel for backcountry adventures and generally mountaineering use.

  • Blade and shaft are aluminum, handle is made of plastic.
  • Rectangular-section blade is designed without a neck to make it more packable.

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Ideal for
  • Backcountry skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Mountain snowshoeing
Blade material Aluminum alloy
Grip type

D-grips provide better comfort and control but are bulkier than T-grips which are more compact for storage in a pack.

Blade dimensions 25.5 x 23cm
Maximum usable length

The maximum usable length of the shovel when the shaft is fully extended.

Extendable Yes
Made in Taiwan