ATP-01 Alpine Pole: A Push Button Adjustable Pole

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When it comes to hiking, skiing and other alpine activities, adjustable poles can offer huge advantages. And MONT.BLACK wants to be part of that game with their brand new ATP-01 alpine pole. A first of its kind, the ATP-01 is adjustable at the press of a handle-mounted button and enables the user to change the length quickly and easily without stopping to mess around with clasps.

“Over the past four years, we have dedicated ourselves to redesigning the adjustable pole from the ground up” said Dominic Box, creator and founder of MONT.BLACK. “Our poles are designed to have maximum utility and strength while removing all deadweight. We have created, what we believe to be, the perfect all terrain pole.”

The MONT.BLACK story began with a snap. When founder Dominic Box broke his pole and began searching for a replacement, he quickly came to the conclusion that the current available products were unimaginative and poorly engineered. Equipped with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering, Box founded MONT.BLACK and began developing the solution.

ATP-01 Specifications:

  • Useable range of 100cm-140cm
  • 5cm increments
  • Packed down size of 100cm x 6cm
  • Weight of 280g (per pole)
  • Weight capacity (per pole) of 90 kg
  • Shaft diameters of 18mm (lower) and 16 mm (upper)

ATP-01 Materials:

  • The button and handle top is a Polycarbonate/ABS Blend
  • The grip is EVA Foam
  • The strap is padded Nylon
  • Both aluminum sections are Aluminum 7075 T6 (Aircraft Grade) and come powder coated
  • The tip is a hard wearing Tungsten Carbide
  • The locking pins are Stainless Steel 303


“Our goal was to improve user experience on all terrains,” said Box. “We wanted people to get the most out of the adjustability, rather than underutilizing it as they had done in the past. Even we couldn’t have begun to imagine how satisfying the end product would be to use.”

For MONT.BLACK, sustainability is key. With a product geared towards the outdoors, MONT.BLACK promises to keep climate positivity at the center of their operating practices, going further than carbon neutrality in pledging to offset 115% of their carbon footprint. To learn more about the Mont.Black ATP-01 poles, visit:

Mark Ranum: Mark is an outdoor adventure seeker, living in the beautiful state of Michigan. He loves trekking hundreds of miles through the wilderness, whether on two feet or two wheels, always looking for the next new trail or road to see where it will take him.
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