I have carried one of these for years: https://www.rei.com/product/471038/tracks-sherlock-walking-staff
A little heavier than carbon but it will bend before it will snap. I'm a big guy and I bent one years ago after I wedged it in some rocks on a steep descent. But it did not splinter and snap like (I am guessing) carbon would have.
Has a nice walnut knob on top which can be used, if needed, to whack belligerent cattle on the forehead.
Top knob also unscrews so you can use it as a camera monopod. Handy in general but a neat trick is to screw your point and shoot on there, set the auto-timer, and then hold it out over out-croppings and over streams - gives you a neat perspective on photos.