Precautions for using trekking poles

- 2021-09-07-

Trekking poles, as the name suggests, refer to auxiliary equipment used in mountaineering. Trekking poles can bring many benefits to outdoor mountaineering and crossing activities, such as improving the stability of walking and reducing the burden on the legs. There are also some necessary precautions for using trekking poles.

1. During a long hike, always check whether your cane is locked.

2. Try not to insert trekking poles into sea water or water with high calcium content, such as Huanglong and Jiuzhaigou. Otherwise it will corrode the cane or be difficult to clean.
3. Walking on mountain roads, when there is a cliff on one side. Be sure to use trekking poles on the mountain side, otherwise danger will easily occur! Normally, develop the habit of using a cane for both hands.
4. On steep roads up the mountain, try to stay away from the people using trekking poles in front of you, and be careful of trekking poles.
5. The trekking pole is not a magic stick or a vajra stick. Be gentle with it. No matter how violently the stick is used, it will break, and it may be dangerous.

6. Pay attention when adjusting the length of the lower two sections of the three trekking poles: the length of the next two sections should be as long as possible, so as to evenly distribute the strength and avoid damage caused by the excessively long section of the trekking pole. Some styles of canes have scales.