The Brooks-Range Compact Pro Backcountry Shovel™ is the choice of professionals worldwide. Though the shaft is the compact version, it still extends to more than 3 feet (37.75" or 96 cm with D-handle) and shrinks to 31½ inches when you need it short.
The Pro blade's 9¾ x 11 inch scoop is made of premium tempered aluminum for strength and durability. Deadman holes allow for use as an emergency anchor. The shovel shafts can double as stretcher bars with Brooks-Range Mountaineering Rescue Sled™.