Here at The Epicentre we have a great range of Wlaking and Trekking Poles from Black Diamond and Fizan.
Since the first piton was hammered out by Yvone Chouinard (who went on to found Patagonia) in his backyard forge and sold from the boot of his car in Yosemite Valley in the 1950's, Black Diamond has been synonymous with the cutting-edge of climbing.
Since those early days, the brand has grown to incorporate all manner of mountain hardware and ski equipment. Whether its that bomber Camalot in an Indian Creek splitter, the lightweight and robust trekking pole that gets you round the Annapurna Trail or the skis carving down your first Glencoe black run, Black Diamond represent the very best in outdoor equipment.
Made in Italy since 1947, Fizan Poles are some of the lightest around. With a great range of walking poles from the entry-level workhorse Trek Series to the superlightweight, four-section Compact 4. For a full low-down on the How and Why of poles, check out our blog here.
Whether you're ticking off Wainwrights or trundling along the Tour Du Mont Blanc, walking poles are a great way to distribute effort and impact, especially under the weight of a pack. Not only do trekking poles aid your descents and stability they also help propel you along the flats and ascents, meaning one more top before you stop.