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

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy is the Chief Editor at Indiahikes. She heads the content team and runs a video series called Trek With Swathi. Before joining Indiahikes, she worked as a reporter and sub-editor at Deccan Chronicle. She holds a Masters in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications such as Deccan Herald. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates that mind like nothing else can. Through her work at Indiahikes, she hopes to let more people experience this sense of liberation, by spreading information about trekking and by instilling the right spirit of trekking in them.Read Swathi's other articles. Watch Swathi's video series here.

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