How to use a trekking pole

Should you use a trekking pole to put your weight on it or just to stabilise yourself? How long should it be? Should the length vary when you’re climbing up or down? There are lots of common questions when it comes to a trekking pole. Technically, you can even fashion a good trekking pole out of dead wood, but if you have a trekking pole, you can use it how you want to and make it most effective. Here are some tips on how to use a trekking pole.



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Swathi Chatrapathy is a journalist from Bangalore. She heads the content team at Indiahikes and runs a video show called Trek With Swathi. Writing, reading and trekking are up there on her list of favourite things!

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