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At just 16.4 ounces, the Komperdell Avalanche Carbon Shovel is the lightest on the market. It is also highly versatile featuring a full-size blade, foam grip, an extendable shaft, left or right hand grip, and an innovative hoe position for scraping. In soft snow, it even passes as an ice axe in a pinch. At $159.95 it is also the most expensive shovel on the market. So, is it worth all that gold for this piece of carbon?


  • Introduction
  • What’s Good
  • What’s Not So Good
  • Specifications : Year/Model, Materials, Weight, Blade dimensions, Shovel length, MSRP
  • Performance
    • Assessment
  • What’s Unique
  • Recommendations for Improvement

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