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Patrick Young
(lightingboy) - F

Locale: Southwest
Snow Shovel Attachment for Ice Axe on 01/20/2009 11:02:12 MST Print View

Anyone seen one of these? Wondering how they work. I know its not going to be very good for avalanches but could be a good alternative for digging a base in the snow for your shelter.

Saw this on this website.

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://beyondx.exblog.jp/&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=4&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dgolite%2Butopia%2B1%26start%3D10%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN


Shovel head

Edited by lightingboy on 01/20/2009 11:04:51 MST.

nanook ofthenorth
(nanookofthenorth) - MLife
Snow Shovel Attachment for Ice Axe on 02/25/2009 13:12:50 MST Print View

Very cool, I've been looking for one of these for a while. Any idea of where to find a better picture?

Patrick Young
(lightingboy) - F

Locale: Southwest
Snow Shovel Attachment for Ice Axe" on 02/25/2009 14:36:13 MST Print View

Sorry, I don't.

Michael Davis
(mad777) - F

Locale: South Florida
Re: Snow Shovel Attachment for Ice Axe" on 02/25/2009 14:49:32 MST Print View

Check out Grivel's "Steel Blade" found under "Rescue" on www.grivel.com

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Re Snow shovel attachment for ice axe on 02/25/2009 16:27:35 MST Print View

Some more information HERE Patrick. It weighs just over 400g, and is made of plastic with a steel blade insert.

nanook ofthenorth
(nanookofthenorth) - MLife
no, of the shovel on 03/03/2009 17:51:18 MST Print View

no, I was thinkng of the shovel - I was thinking of buying a Vole XLM and cutting it down for use with an ice axe

Elliott Wolin
(ewolin) - MLife

Locale: Hampton Roads, Virginia
RE: Snow Shovel Attachment for Ice Axe on 03/04/2009 10:55:21 MST Print View

Years ago MSR made an aluminum shovel blade that attached to an ice axe. I have one somewhere. I recall it was pretty light. Perhaps they still make it.

nanook ofthenorth
(nanookofthenorth) - MLife
Snow Shovel Attachment for Ice Axe on 03/04/2009 11:25:40 MST Print View

No, no one makes them anymore, I think the closest would be the Grivel one, and its a little heavy. Could you post pics?
I've been looking for one for quite a while and if I cant buy one I might make my own.

Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa) - M
Re: Snow Shovel Attachment for Ice Axe on 03/04/2009 21:01:10 MST Print View

I got a reply from Akio, the author of the Japanese blog.

"That shovel is MIZO titanium shovel (weight 290g).
http://www.mizo.co.jp/mountain/mc14_Molebunnri.html
MIZO is japanese climbing gear manufacture and they have their web site only in Japanese."

I have emailed him a bunch of questions.

Cheers

Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa) - M
Titanium Snow Shovel Attachment for Ice Axe on 03/05/2009 00:49:07 MST Print View

Quoting reply:
"That attachment works as per the photo below.
http://beyondx.exblog.jp/8912752

Sometimes detached. But originally the shovel was designed for 180g alminum shaft for the shovel(http://www.mizo.co.jp/mountain/mc15_moole.html).

The width 17cm, depth 20cm, thickness 1.2mm.
Stronger than alminum blade, less stronger than iron one.
I had only used it to normal snow and midium hard snow pack, so far so good, no bending. But I do not think it is good for debris."

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Titanium Snow Shovel Attachment for Ice Axe on 03/05/2009 06:55:48 MST Print View

Huzefa, very cool. Thanks for getting that info for us!