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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.

 

 

http://arcteryx.com/Product.aspx?EN/Mens/Packs#Over_60L

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