The ideal tool for ski mountaineering, the Shaxe Tech shovel allows you to carry one less tool and still have a shovel and ice axe for steep days in the backcountry. The combo axe shovel is a Type 1 ice axe with and additional 9 degrees of pick angle for the steeper slopes you take on the ascent. The smooth and simple shovel blade makes for perfect smooth and clean pit walls when assessing the snow pack. This kit also comes with hardware to utilize blade and shaft to make a rescue sled with any skis that have holes in tip and tail. Simplify you kit while stepping up your kit with the Shaxe Tech.