Walking Poles – free guide on how to use them

Tashi, the young Sherpa boy handing me my Helinox walking poles

Tweet If you are looking for some great (free)  information about walking poles or just to read what a local champion  has to say about them, let us introduce Mox. Norman (“Mox”) Moxey is a mechanical design engineer and bushwalker who is involved in the design and development of outdoor adventure equipment. “Mox” is associated […]

Nordic walking – fitness for hiking? You bet!

Nordic walking

Tweet When you were out shopping for walking poles, did you notice some long and lanky, light, one piece poles that wouldn’t look out of place on a cross country skier . These poles are especially designed for the latest fitness craze – Nordic walking Ski field operators in the northern hemisphere agonised over how […]

Hiking poles – how to fit, measure and use them (properly)

Walking poles in NZ

Tweet This article  follows up last week’s  How to chose the best walking poles for the job .  We have learnt how to buy the best poles , now it is time to learn how to fit, measure and use them. Over to Georgie: Hopefully, reading the good news that walking poles are good for your knees […]

How to choose the best walking poles for the job

using walking poles over a log

Walking poles definitely make walking easier. Any age walker should think poles are great, if only because they will save your knees. In this article, Georgie Bull discusses walking poles and how to choose the right pole for the job you have in mind. With such a broad range of hiking poles on the market, how to select the best type and what to look for is really useful information.