Operator Shovel



Maximum strength and efficiency

Delivering the ultimate in backcountry versatility, the MSR Operator shovel is built of tough, hard-anodized aluminum and engineered for maximum shovel efficiency. It features MSR's larger packable blade, an extendable shaft, and steep sidewalls to serve mountaineers and backcountry travelers in constructing basecamps to excavating professional snow pits. Unrelenting strength combines with smart ergonomics to help you dig with greater force and less fatigue when speed counts in a rescue.

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T-Handle: 1 lb 8 oz / 680 g
D-Handle: 1 lb 10 oz / 750 g
Collapsed Size:
- T-Handle: 62 cm (24 in)
- D-Handle: 66 cm (26 in)

Extended Size:
- T-Handle: 84 cm (33 in)
- D-Handle: 88 cm (35 in)
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Other Features:
• Uncompromising, lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum strength
• Durable TIG welded blade/shaft interface
• Rapid-deploy, two-section telescoping shaft
• Ergonomic handle for control with all glove types
• Neckless blade for strength and packability
• Aggressive serrated leading edge
• Flat back for digging smooth snow pit walls
• Upper shaft section fits into blade, maximizing shaft versatility
• Large blade angled for scooping
• 13 teeth, concentration points lining the Operator shovel's leading edge to break through hard-pack conditions and ice

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