Providing maximum snow-moving power and rapid deployment, the Black Diamond Transfer 7 shovel has a large-volume blade and sturdy shaft. Unique patent-pending trapezoidal bent shaft offers maximum extension through a two-piece design that enhances both reach and strength. Shaft deploys quickly via a quick squeeze of spring pins shaft shape prevents rotation, so the spring pins engage every time. Ergonomic T-grip handle feels like a D-grip but packs small and is glove- and mitten-friendly. Large anodized 6000-series aluminum blade is smooth and flat, carving quickly through snow during recovery cuts clean during pit analysis. Pointed blade enables effective chopping, and flat sides smooth pit walls anchor holes through blade accommodate use as a dead man anchor.