I am preparing for a Himalayan Expedition which requires trekking pole.Trekking altitude 16000 ft and melting snow. I haven't used any aluminium/carbon fiber poles yet.
I usually find a wooden hiking stick in the woods and only use them when fording streams and hiking up and down steep slopes. I toss em back into the woods when I am done with them.
I am about to buy a Trekking pole but this question is bothering me weather to buy a pair or single pole? Obviously it seems pair would provide more stability but it will also doubles the weight(avg 230g per pole).