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When weight and time are priority #1, choose the Distance Carbon AR Trekking Poles from Black Diamond. When combined with the Distance UL shelter (sold separately), the Distance Carbon trekking poles become tent poles to erect a no-frills shelter in the backcountry that clocks in just under 1lb 7oz--making those light-and-fast ascents even lighter and faster. Aside from the Distance shelter, the Distance Carbon AR poles are made with the lightest materials so your arms aren't burdened as you attempt 1000' of elevation gain in 1/2 a mile. Equipped with Black Diamond's signature FlickLock design, adjustments are made easily to aid on high-mileage days or if you need to pack and store your poles for steeper, scree-laden terrain. As you travel higher into the alpine, snap on 100mm powder baskets for better purchase in early-spring snow.
Save weight with the dual-purpose Black Diamond Distance Carbon AR trekking poles. They help you climb a gnarly, rocky ascent, then convert to tent poles to set up shelter for some well-earned rest.