Mt. Hood? in Newbies Posted June 6, 2014 · Edited June 6, 2014 by Dimka Thanks for all the responses guys! I'm planning ahead for backpacks though, I don't want to use this backpack just for Helens. I want to use it for camping, but also trips to other mountains. Plus, I don't think it'll be too bad for me to go heavier, I wont mind the extra weight. The only thing that I don't like about this backpack is that it is too fancy, too many un-needed straps and things.... I do have a 30 day return warrnty, I will check out some local climbing stores in Portland to see what backpacks they have. I'm planning on climbing Helens in the middle of October. By then I should have some crampons and an axe.