Black Diamond Evac 7 Shovel
This shovel is legit for digging pits, and rescuing your buddy. It's a legit all-purpose shovel that fits in most packs. Recommend pack size 24L or higher.
From the manufacturer:
Our top-of-the-line UIAA certified shovel built for professional use, the Black Diamond Evac features a unique handle that can be set up in in both standard shovel and hoe mode for digging test pits or rapid snow removal. The large blade moves lots of snow quickly, and a flat-bottom profile helps you get a good clean face on your pit wall. The updated, extendable shaft eliminates the possibility of jamming in the field while the modified large D handle increases comfort for long days involving multiple pits and speeds up digging time during an emergency.
Evac 7 Shovel Features
- Updated telescoping shaft eliminates jamming
- Durable anodized blade
- Shovel converts easily into hoe mode from the same attachment point for snow removal and excavation
- Lead ins on blade allow rapid assembly and swapping of modes
- Compact D-handle with comfortable dual-density grip
- UIAA certified