The Black Diamond Evac 7 is the highly compact-able and light snow shovel of choice for all serious mountaineers and back country skiers.
A cut above most other snow shovels currently available, the Black Diamond Evac 7 has an impressive maximum in-use length of nearly a metre. It can be used as a standard shovel or in hoe mode and can be operated effectively at two lengths: either 73 or 93cm. The ultra-durable construction and super compact design are ideal for both daily snow inspection and fast avalanche response.
The Evac features a unique handle that can be set up in two configurations 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 extendable shaft and large D handle increase comfort for long days in the field involving multiple pits, and speed up digging time during an emergency.
Compact telescoping shaft and durable anodized blade
Shovel converts easily into hoe mode from the same attachment point for snow removal and excavation
Works with accessory winter saw attachment (sold separately) that attaches to the shaft for wood cutting and tree well extraction
Compact D-handle with comfortable dual-density grip