INDEED, HIKING POLES ARE MADE TO MAKE WALKING EASIER AND KEEP THE RISK OF FALLING OR INJURY TO A MINIMUM.

THESE ARE THE MAIN BENEFITS:

1/ IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE AND AVOID FALLS

Hiking poles provide a certain stability and more confidence when walking. They will provide great support when getting over obstacles or walking over unstable terrain (snow, ice, rocks, clay or deep water).

When hiking, the top cause of accidents is slipping, so using poles helps you reduce the risk.

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2/ PROTECTING YOUR JOINTS

By spreading the impact and load between your arms and legs.

When descending, they act like shock absorbers for your knees, ankles, hips and spine. It has also been shown that using poles reduces the impact on the knees by 25%.

They can also be really useful when climbing up, especially providing relief for your quadriceps and hamstrings.

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3/ REDUCING THE EFFORT YOU MAKE

By spreading the effort you make between your arms and legs, you take pressure off the legs, especially when climbing.~What's more, by using poles, you will have a more regular stride. This pace also helps to reduce the fatigue you feel.

4/ PUSHING OFF

Especially in climbs, when you will be able to use your arms to pull yourself up and thereby reduce muscle fatigue and lower your heart rate.

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ALL ABOUT HIKING AND CAMPING

It's true that when we start hiking, we can sometimes have some apprehensions. What are your thoughts about hiking? How do you set up a campsite? What do you need to bring? What do you eat? How to hike safely What about the children, how do you keep them occupied?

This is why we created this guide on hiking and camping. Here, you will find the essentials you need to explore the paths freely, while taking care of nature.

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The advantages mentioned below are so clear and obvious you will no longer be able to do without your hiking poles.

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My Top 3 walks: Lac d'Anterne, the West Coast Trail and Vercors (but I can’t choose between them)! 

I like to set off on forgotten trails, old shepherd’s or postal trails. 

I don't like:people who throw their litter in the forest.

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