When this is about carrying a tent when hiking, there are best practices but this also depends on circumstances. In this text you can learn what the best way is, and also see a variety of possible options dependent on situation.
The question in the title I have seen being asked at several forums. So I thought I could write a post about this and have it as a reference. So keep reading, the answer is in the text.
Do trekking poles help and other frequently asked questions are answered in detail here from my own perspective after using trekking poles for 15 years already.
In this text I give a comprehensive answer on the question of how big a 4 person tent is, and other related frequently asked questions. So keep reading.
If you want to know how to rope up for glacier travel, here is a really great video that explains basic principles and what to do with the rest of the rope, and some questions and answers that you might find useful. So keep going.