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Voile avalanche shovels receive high marks in European shovel test.



Under the patronage of the Austrian Alpine Club, a recent avalanche shovel test/review was published in the Austrian publication Berg & Steigen and the publication of the Canadian Avalanche Association. In this test, Voile received very favorable results measuring durability and functionality.The Voile shovels tested were the Telepro-T6, XLM, and new model XLM Pro(Voile’s Mini Telepro-T6).Based on the test, the Telepro-T6 was the clear winner in terms of durability and actual functionality during a mock rescue situation.This article will be published soon in the American Avalanche Association‘s publication, The Avalanche Review.




Colin Balke is a content editor for who lives in Northern California. When not plucking away on a keyboard, he can be found splitboarding, camping, backpacking, or hanging out with family and friends.