This is simply the simplest, cheapest way to drop weight in your pack for Ski Mountaineering Racing. The shovel breaks down and fits in a pack, you will never know it is there and hopefully you will never have to use it. This thing is for Ski Mountaineering Racing only, the only digging it is good for is making sand castles.
Light shovel for ski-mo racing regulations. I would not want to try and dig a buddy out with this. I use my metal BD shovel most when digging cars out of the snow. Not sure this shovel would even work for that.
Can double as a shovel for building sand castles.