Whether it is serious mountaineering or a walk in the countryside – the right equipment is needed if you are to enjoy the exercise.
Many of us need that extra boost to help the creaking bones and give us a mental and physical push on the final ascent.
Austrian based experts from Komperdell have been in the business for a long time and have a reputation for first class equipment.
But as more and more of us head outdoors but don’t have the budget for expensive gear, Komperdell has launched two affordable entry level walking poles.
The Trekmaster Powerlock (£69.95) is a robust 3-part fully adjustable trekking pole made from aluminium and with a comfortable Tour 170 rubber grip and a Tungston/Carbide flex tip for extra durability on uneven terrain.
Easy to manage and store, the poles come with a three year service warranty and are a slick addition to any walk or climb.
For those who prefer to stick to the less strenuous, The Walker Compact (£49.95) hiking pole is a must. With a cork walker comfort grip and padded straps, it clicks down into a very small size for ease of use.
The pole is made of aluminium and comes in three sections and fully adjustable with the Komperdell patented powerlock mechanism. It’s rustic colours means it will blend in with any walk.
Both products are available via www.firstascent.co.uk
Rebecca Hay is an experienced travel writer and member of The British Guild of Travel Writers. Follow her adventures with her family on Twitter and Instagram @emojiadventurer and on Facebook via EmojiAdventurers2.
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