In this latest version of the classic Pro Alu shovel, Ortovox have used the most innovative materials along with cutting edge production methods enabling them to achieve the best weight to rigidity ratio possible.
Stabilisation ribs and high side walls give the anodised blade rigidity, while the integrated shaft socket makes it easy to pack. With the new quick-lock, the blade and the fluted telescopic shaft can be put together in one motion. The new T-Grip Pro is revolutionary and can be inserted for both right and left-handers allowing efficient clearing. One hand grasps the long grip side, which serves as an ergonomic lever, while the other hand has maximum hold on the shaft’s rubber-coated grip zone.
Ortovox's new Pocket Spike is included with this shovel. Small enough to be tucked away in a backpack or pocket, the Pocket Spike can be quickly retrieved in risky situations, such as crossing a steep slope. In two quick steps it can be mounted on to the PRO ALU III shovel handle. The Pocket Spike has two parts, a sharp forged axe head, made from AL 7075 T6, and the spike, which is attached in place of the shovel blade. The two parts snap together to form a single piece with no sharp edges and weigh just 95 GRAMS. Suitable for tours where a little additional support is needed over the last few meters.
Features - Pro Alu III:
- Rubberized grip zone
- Oval handle cross section
- Compatible with Pocket Spike
- 90° clearing function PRO ALU III
- Rescue sled function
- Sharp, protected edge
- Rapid locking without pressing a button
- T-grip pro with flexible left and right-handed function
- Telescoping handle
- Non-slip step grooves
Features - Pocket Spike:
- Tough forged axe blade (AL 7075 T6)
- Effective aid in case of self arrest
- Small dimesion (15 cm)
- Fast assembly
Comparison of Ortovox Shovel Range: