What do you get when you cross an axe with a shovel? In the years I’ve spent skiing, mountaineering, and, writing about skiing and mountaineering, a steady procession of ice axes and snow shovels have passed through my hands. One thing, however, that I had yet to see was a serious mountaineering ice-axe capable of …
Category Archive: Shovels
Nov 14 2013
Jan 30 2012
Mar 14 2011
Here in the Lake Tahoe area where snow comes by the ton, you need a serious snow blower. Even if you’re not convinced that Honda is the way to go, and I’ll admit I’ve seen other brands do a good job, do not sell yourself short with something cheap. Spend the extra bucks and get a real piece of machinery because the snow up here comes in serious quantities, not baby sized.
Dec 04 2010
…if you’re ever involved in an avalanche rescue, you’ll wish you had a backhoe you could fire up right then just by spitting on some dehydrated backhoe crystals. Until you can beam one in from an app on your iPhone, a collapsible, human-powered hoe is the next best thing.
The Kodiak keeps the hoe option, but you change the orientation of the blade by connecting the shaft through a vertical or perpendicular yoke at the top of the blade. It’s a solid connection.