Between ascending and descending, the latter is very deceptive. It seems like the easier of the two, but descending for long hours can be very painful, especially to your knees and toes. To add to that, we have found that majority of injuries occur while descending.
But you can avoid those wobbly knees you have while descending. You can avoid that unbearable pain in your toes too. All you need is the right technique.
After years of observing the most common mistakes trekkers make, we have put together a few tips for you to descend safely. If you follow these tips, you’ll enjoy your descent all the way, even if it is as long as 20 kilometres.