Providing maximum snow-moving power with rapid deployment, the Black DiamondÂ® Transfer shovel has a stiff reach for deep pits. Unique patent-pending trapezoidal bent shaft offers maximum extension through two-piece shaft design, enhancing both reach and strength. Shaft deploys quickly via a quick squeeze of spring pins; shaft shape prevents rotation for positive engagement of spring pins every time. Ergonomic T-grip handle feels like a D-grip but packs small and is glove- and mitten-friendly. Sturdy anodized 6000-series aluminum blade in a smooth and flat shape carves quickly through snow during recovery and cuts clean during pit analysis. Pointed blade enables more effective chopping and flat sides help in smoothing pit walls; anchor holes through blade allow use as a dead man anchor.