The Voilé Telepro Mini Avalanche Shovel is the closest thing they make to a snowplow, in a smaller package. It's the same as the larger Voilé Telepro Avalanche Shovel but with a smaller scoop and handle length. It’s made for moving mountains of snow, and is the industry standard for ski patrollers, mountain guides, and rescue workers worldwide.
Voile Telepro Mini Shovel
The extended telescoping D-grip handle adds efficiency and reduces strain on your lower back while working great with both gloves and mitts. Once collapsed, the handle removes easily from the scoop and stows conveniently in a pack for up or downhill travel.
But the accolades of the Telepro Mini don’t stop there. First, its scoop is cold forged to its quintessential Voilé shape from 6061 aluminum. Then the scoop is heat-treated to an impressive T6 temper.
T6-tempered 6061 aluminum has an ultimate tensile strength of 42,000 psi and yield strength of 35,000 psi. So what does all that mean? Let’s just say the end result is a scoop that rivals the strength and rigidity of a heavy, steel scoop you might find on a transfer shovel from a hardware store.
The shovel scoop of the Telepro Mini Avalanche Shovel features a pair of slotted holes. In the deft hands of a snow expert, these “deadman” holes may be used to fashion an emergency rescue sled or snow anchor. (Please don’t rap off the latter into a deep crevasse.)
The Telepro is truly a professional-level avalanche shovel at a price that anybody can dig.
Part Number 405-M Weight(lbs/kg) 1 lb.9oz/0.71kg Length 28in/71cm Extended 33.5in/85cm Handle only 17.5in/44cm Scoop only (LxW) 13.5x10in/34x25cm Scoop Material 6061-T6 Tempered Alum Benefits/Uses Professional's choice, Compact, Strongest