Backcountry Access B1 Shovel

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Shave some weight when you venture into the backcountry with the Backcountry Access B1 Shovel. The lightest digger in the Backcountry Access shovel line, the B1 provides strong, solid performance when every second counts.

Traction and Grip:

  • Ergonomic grip provides comfort when you dig a pit, snowcave, or kicker


  • (Formerly the Traverse EXT Shovel)
  • Oval shaft with a more packable, bombproof ferrule-less blade
  • 6061-T6 heat-treated aluminum stands up to daily shoveling and backcountry abuse
  • Compatible with integrated 1.8m B-1 Probe (sold separately) (2014)

The Backcountry Access B-1 EXT is an extendable shovel with an unbeatable strength-to-weight ratio. At 21 Ounces, this shovel doesn't compromise strength for weight. The B-1 EXT features a more packable neckless blade, a new ergonomic grip and a new rattle free blade designed to perform under any conditions. Extend the telescoping handle out, and get the leverage of a longer shovel without loosing the ability to pack it down to the size of a smaller shovel. Strong, light and durable, the B-1EXT gives you exactly what you need.

Christy Sports

Back Country Access B1 EXT Shovel: •Super-strong oval shaft.
•Extendable only.
•6061-series aluminum blade with oval ferrule.
•Collapsed length: 24 inches/60 cm.
•Extended length: 31 inches/78 cm.
•Blade dimensions: 9x10 inches/23x25.5 cm.
•Weight: 20 ounces/567 grams

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Assembled Compressed Length:22.5inches / 57cm
Assembled Extended Length:28.75 inches/73cm
Assembled Length:22.5" / 57 cm
Blade Dimensions:9 x 10" / 23 x 25.5 cm
Compressed Handle and Shaft Weight:16 inches/40.5cm
Extended Handle and Shaft Length:22.25 inches/56.5cm
Handle and Shaft Length:16" / 40.5 cm
Weight:18.5 ounces / 525 grams

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Backcountry Access B1 Shovel Review:


The BCA non-extendable shovel is a little heavier than most, but it's also about two to three inches wider than most shovels, making digging quicker and measuring columns easier! Worth carrying the little extra weight for that, in my opinion.

Jason Mills at on 11/06/2013