/ Modify Black Diamond Deploy shovel as snow anchor?

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iksander on 30 Jan 2013
Thinking about getting a snow shovel- the Mammut Alugator Super Light has a good feature in that it can double as a snow anchor, but I don't like the detachable handle (I'd probably lose it). The Deploy looks like it has the best handle design, but no holes in to use as an anchor.

Would it be dumb to make some of these holes in a deploy?
Run_Ross_Run - on 30 Jan 2013
Denni on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to iksander:

Hi Pete,
What are you going to use it for?
Den
iksander on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni: Yes - sort of, I was looking at a Deploy 3

Uses - general snow stuff, possibly a deadman and hopefully not for avalanche rescue
Run_Ross_Run - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to iksander:

This one then.

http://www.theoutdoorshop.com/showPart.asp?part=PN31098

Its got the holes already machined. I think it is designed to be used as a deadman also.

Google has some info im sure.
iksander on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Darren09: Yes, I thought so to, but there was no mention of it in the BD user instructions http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/uploads/black-diamond/files/MM5974_B%20Shovel_Info_TagWEB.pdf

A couple of larger holes either side of the shaft would be handy so you could pass a sling through
cyberpunk - on 30 Jan 2013

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