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Choosing the Right Poles for your outing

Choosing the Right Poles for your outing

When it comes down to go shopping for walking poles, one must know which one they would need according to the requirements of their outing. One must choose the best walking or trekking pole that perfectly fits the terrain where it’ll be used. A hiking or walking stick is the traditional way to give yourself a little more stability. Some people decide to go for a single pole. A single walking stick or pole can give you stability, especially on loose terrain or when crossing streams. As we’ve mentioned in our previous blogs, a single walking stick can also act...


Hike Safe with Poles

A J Rana

Hike Safe with Poles

Think about your favourite trail and the beautiful, amazing scenery along the way. As the hiking season is winding down, trails and pathways are crowded with people trying to squeeze in final hiking trips before the weather gets too cold. Each one of us may be exploring for our own reasons but we are all there to reconnect with nature, one step at a time. Hiking is tons of fun but at the same time can be extremely dangerous. Hikers face problems like serious falls, broken limbs, sprained ankles, nasty cuts and bruises, poison, dehydration, heat strokes and many other...


10 Tips to "Master Your Poles" on Tricky Terrain

10 Tips to "Master Your Poles" on Tricky Terrain

Trekking poles reduce impact on joints and help prevent falls on tricky terrain—but only if you use them right. Jayah Faye Paley, creator of training seminars and materials on the topic, offers these tips for getting the most out of your sticks.  Use both poles. Using a single trekking pole can create strain on one side of the body and compromise balance. Hold them correctly. Bring your hand up through the bottom of the loop, then straight down on top of the strap, so it lays smoothly across the back of your hand. Avoid gripping the poles tightly, which can...


Benefits of Walking With Sticks.

Wes A

Comments 1 Tags Nordic Walking, pole walking

Benefits of Walking With Sticks.

It is often a major misconception that walking sticks only benefit the elderly; this couldn’t be farther from the truth. There are numerous and varied benefits to using a walking stick in your daily life or when you are doing hiking or trekking. Most people don’t even realise the potential advantages walking sticks can bring to their personal life. Many people do use sticks in their everyday lives to get from point A to point B. Some people even strangely believe that walking sticks only exist for decorative purposes. It’s humorous but at the same time even sad that such...


Are you on the right Trek?

A J Rana

Tags pole walking, walk properly

Are you on the right Trek?
Walking or hiking without poles brings unknown disadvantages but not using them properly or not using the right poles can bring even more disadvantages and can even hurt your body. Therefore, it is very important to choose the right poles and to know how to use them properly.