Traditional poles or telescopic ones, here is a choice that is more a matter of taste than anything else. Telescopic touring ski poles can be adjusted to any skier’s height or snow conditions which is a great benefit. It can also be used in summer and be set differently when climbing or descending. From all existing models, the adjustable pole is the most versatile one. The traditional touring ski pole (mono shaft) however is stronger and can withstand the roughest conditions in the mountain.