For this modality, the challenge is a paradise because it is suitable for the use of poles in more than 95% of soft soil and terrain rompepiernas where a good use of the technique can give you a lot of advantage The problem is another one: some parts have low but thick vegetation and makes the use of the sticks more difficult, as well as the loose stones that make pole hitting and constant change of firm, which makes  reading the ground properly absolutely necessary.

Of course this is a modality that, from the organisation, we can’t control entirely, since we can’t know if the participant has been using the sticks. We separated nordic walking and  hiking as independent categories because nordic walking is a typical discipline in mountain federations. What we do can control with the help of the GPS is if there has been running, but this control isn’t really necessary since that’s why we have different modalities like hiking or “Non-Stop”.