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Now, lightweight scooter in backpack for mountain expeditions

Monday - Nov 19, 2012, 10:20pm (GMT+5.5)
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London - A Dutch company has invented an integrated rucksack and scooter to allow mountaineers to easily glide back down the hillside after climbing it.

The manufacturers of the Bergmonch say the upright riding position and different sized wheels ensure perfect handling and safety.

And the scooter can then be folded and re-packed in just two minutes into a 9kg rucksack, which fits comfortably on your back.

The company is hoping to appeal to the increasingly young groups of climbers and hikers with this trendy mode of transport.

They point to studies that show 67 per cent of all mountaineers suffer from knee and ankle problems because when walking downhill, our joints have to cope with several times the amount of our own weight.


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