Why you need a trekking pole

Ever gone on a trek and thought, “I can’t go on any more! I could really use another leg!” or maybe, “Oh my God this bag is heavy! Can someone please share this load with me?” Those are just few of the things a trekking pole does. It acts as a third leg, it shares the load of your backpack with you, it gives you more propulsion. A trekking pole is one of THE most useful equipment ever made in the world of trekking. In this episode, Swathi tells you more about why you need 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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