Here is a photo of Alain, a mountain guide who works with Icicle and runs a lot of our paragliding courses. He has designed a very inovative new style of trekking pole. They are featured in this photo, and have a ribbed handle and no wrist straps, so are safer for use in the mountains, whether trail running, walking or snow shoeing. The handle extends over half the shaft to allow a multitude of grip positions. We’ve tested them, and cannot endorse them higher. If you like the idea, or have seen our guiding team use them, please vote for Alain’s design in this online competition. Just visit; http://www.ispo-brandnew.com/CompanyPortrait.aspx?ID=1852, and click on ‘Like’.