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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles

We understand your class reunion is coming up and you've decided to throw a little pre-party for your old high school buds. They haven't seen you in 10 years, but you've kept in sporadic contact with them, mostly filling them with b.s. stories of your fantastic accomplishments since matriculation. You've really put yourself out there, haven't you? You told the boys that you ran with the bulls in Pamplona. That wasn't quite right was it? Sure you were in Pamplona, but from what we hear, you were getting sloshed on grappa in some quaint little taverna 20 miles away.

Another doozy is that you worked as a deep-sea diver on a treasure-seeking vessel and that you recovered millions in gold coins. C'mon now, you can't even swim, and you won't let the ocean even nibble at your toes since you saw Jaws.

Our favorite of your fabrications is that you climbed Mt. Everest. Uh-huh. Did you take the southeast route from Nepal or northeast route from Tibet? How did you handle the Khumbu Icefall? Yeah, we've all read "Into Thin Air" so you better have your facts straight. 

You may also want to consider having a few props laying around the house to make this fairytale seem plausible. We would suggest some climbing rope, some crampons and perhaps a nice set of hiking poles staged in the corner. We're particularly fond of Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles. If any of the guys are still listening to you by this point, you can explain to them that these poles are made of 100% carbon fiber, so they are super light and strong. You can also tell them that the Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork features a premium cork grip and the supremely functional adjustability of dual FlickLock Pro, which makes them efficient and simple to operate even with Everest's 100-mph wind gusts. Finally, make sure to tell them that the poles come outfitted with interchangeable carbide Tech Tips, low-profile Trekking Baskets and Powder Baskets.

We hope you have a great time at your pre-party. We hope your buddies show up too.

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