Blog — Vertex Poles

Lauren Hudgins
Deb and the Curvy Kili Crew

Deb and the Curvy Kili Crew

Deb Malkin is a fat-positive massage therapist from the Bay Area who hiked Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania this March with the Curvy Kili Crew, a group of 20 plus-sized adventuresome women.

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Gilad Nachmani
Why We Are Phasing Out Our Poles and What Is Next?

Why We Are Phasing Out Our Poles and What Is Next?

You've probably noticed lately that our Vertex poles are being phased out and you might have asked yourself why. 

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Skip's 50 Year Commemorative Hike

Skip's 50 Year Commemorative Hike

We're working on an improved and stronger version of our carbon fiber Vertex Poles that will use a middle aluminum shaft (compared to 5 carbon shafts). We asked Skip to take them on a hike and test the feel of the shaft. He is sending the poles back to us so we can examine the wear and tear and make them even better. Here's his trip report of the Colorado Trail. I have been section hiking the Colorado Trail for two summers prior to this trip. The first summer was 104 miles from Denver to Breckenridge. The second summer was...

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Lauren Hudgins
Gio Acosta on the Trail

Gio Acosta on the Trail

Gio started on the Appalachian Trail in Maine pretty recently, summiting Mt. Katahdin on June 5th. He might be having the most fun on the trail, with one-person trailside dance parties, as seen in his Instagram stories. We appreciate Gio taking the time to answer some questions for us.

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