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Trekking poles, pros and cons

Posted by Mark Denton on

Trekking poles are a relatively new phenomenon and in a short time they have taken the outdoor community by storm. They are quickly evolving from a rare novelty to standardized trekking equipment, used by professionals and beginners alike.                                                           These results lead to the inevitable question: "Why?". Well, there are many reasons but here is a list of the highlights.  Increased stability in rocky, steep or slippery terrain (Think of the poles as two extra...

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