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stinky_cheeseIMO it's worth it to spend more on a nice pack than on adjustable poles. I've only ever used normal poles and I think they do the job just fine. That extra cash will let you get a nicer/bigger pack with more safety features i.e. airbag if you're not wanting to die
SkiingNinjaWhere will you be doing the majority of your touring? Do you anticipate getting into steep skiing/mountaineering?
For poles. BCA’s scepter poles are great. The grip has a cool tool on them that makes things easy with avy stuff or scraping off skins, ski bases. Definitely get adjustable. If you are going to be doing steep Couloir climbing, you may want a BD whippet set up instead. I use an ice axe but some people enjoy the simplicity of a whippet. I think they are a good tool for security in easy snow climbing conditions. When the snow or climb gets sketchier, having an ice axe is nice.