Backcountry Access Shaxe Speed Shovel + Axe



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A multi-purpose shaft that accepts a shovel blade and an axe head. Call it an axvel, call it a shaxe, either way it drops weight and frees up space in your pack where you can slot in a few extra pickets, ice screws or a flask of 12-year-old single malt.

  • Rectangular-section shovel blade is designed without a neck so it lays flat and compact in your bag.
  • Slots in the shovel blade allow you to use your own 5mm accessory cord to build a deadman anchor.
  • Oval shaft and welded shaft-shovel interface construction are durable and strong.
  • Axe pick is made of 7075 T6 aluminum and is tested to EN13089 standards for B-rated (Type 1 Basic) ice axes.
  • Assembled axe is 51cm long and weighs 290g. Assembled shovel is 70cm long and weighs 654g.

Tech specs

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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 28.5 x 24cm
Maximum usable length

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

Extendable No
Made in Taiwan