Post from Jordan Stranger
December 15, 2014 | By Nadia
I was fortunate enough to have a table set up at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Wednesday, December 10th. It also happened to be Human Rights Day so it all felt like perfect timing 🙂
My table was set up in partnership with Urban Poling Inc, to promote the “Spirit Pole” design I did on their Nordic Walking Poles. The overall response was great! If it weren’t for Diana Oliver (Managing Director of Urban Poling) I wouldn’t have been there! I feel very humbled and thankful for everyone who was a part of making that night possible, and also to those friends and family who came to support me. 🙂
For moderately steep slopes, simply decrease the pressure on the base of the handles or drag your poles behind you. For steep slopes, keep your poles upright and in front and out to the side slightly, so if you do fall you won’t land on your poles. Bend your knees and elbows, and slow down any momentum. For long descents, it may be helpful to lengthen the poles.
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education