Longer distances can be covered with hiking trailers: Youth council

The trailers allow participants to cover 10km to 15km a day or more in a safe manner.
The trailers allow participants to cover 10km to 15km a day or more in a safe manner.PHOTO: ST FILE

Hiking trailers are used during youth expeditions to enable participants to challenge themselves to cover longer distances without overly stressing the back, said the National Youth Council (NYC) which oversees Outward Bound Singapore (OBS).

"The trail walker still has significant weight that is borne by the participant but the effort is transferred to the leg muscles and waist rather than loading the shoulders and spine. It in no way reduces the toughness of the expedition," said an NYC spokesman.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 17, 2019, with the headline 'Longer distances can be covered: Youth council'. Subscribe