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Recommendations for Mountaineering Backpack?

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I hope this is the right forum to post this? I am looking at doing Rainier and Mt. Olympus in September or next Summer. I'm trying to select a backpack which is good for both backpacking and climbing. I have a lightweight alpining pack, but need something for a 3-5 day climb.


Any recommendations?

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Arcteryx Altra 75 is what I use. It's perfect for anything from a short backpacking trip, to a 3 day climb in the cascades all the way up to full on expeditions. It performed wonderfully under the massive loads we were carrying on McKinley. I'm a fan of the side zips to grab stuff that might be buried.


I think my next pack will be the Naos 75...


Check out Arcteryx stuff. Mainly Altra, Bora, and Naos series.




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