Victory! That is what my friends Patrice Dennis and Kate Nestner exclaimed after hiking to an incredible viewpoint on Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica. Our dream 'girlfriend hiking vacation' in Costa Rica in January 2008 included the use of our LEKI Trekking poles. With Kate battling knee issues and Patrice looking for a bit of stability, I recommended that they purchase Super Makalus and then train with them prior to the trip. As the attached photo depicts, we hiked on volcanic rock, walked on very uneven surfaces, gained and loss elevation and had a wonderful experience; an experience enhanced by our LEKI Super Makalu Trekking Poles.