A walking stick
What is a walking stick?
A walking stick is a stick that can offer you support while walking. Sometimes it can be useful to provide extra support for one leg. For walking in the mountains, walking sticks are also recommended for slightly more support.
Walking stick: support when you need it
With a walking stick, many people think of older people who need extra support. But if you go hiking in the mountains this can offer a lot of benefits. Think of uneven surfaces where you just have more support by using a walking stick or a set of walking sticks. Even with climbing and descending during a walk, a walking stick can just give you the support and balance you need.
Walking sticks come in all shapes and sizes. Walking sticks that you can fully retract or fold are easy to take with you in your backpack. Most walking sticks are in several parts, so you can usually attach them to your backpack outside to take them with you if you don't use them for a while.
By using walking sticks you reduce the load on your ankles, back and knees, which is certainly more in the mountains than people often think.