This is a great stick for hiking. Not only does it telescope and lock at exactly the length you need (from 29 3/4" to 63"), but it also has a spring-loaded anti-shock mechanism (which can be turned off), a camera mount under the knob, and a thermometer and compass on the wrist strap.
Made from strong but lightweight aircraft aluminum, it is especially helpful in going down slopes, saving stress on the knees. The tip is rubber, but can be removed to reveal a carbide tip for sure grip on slippery surfaces.
Also includes a removable snow basket (like those on ski poles) to assist in deep snow.