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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 18, 2017 - 11:59am PT
Balti pack...1978
Balti pack...1978
Credit: donini
Credit: donini
John Bragg's pack on Torre Egger 1976...can someone identify it?
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 18, 2017 - 09:48pm PT
With the cord and D-ring compression system it looks like an early Lowe Expedition pack but the waist belt is wrong. McHale Pack?
Mad69Dog

Ice climber
Aug 19, 2017 - 09:43am PT
Most of the time, reality makes me feel pretty old, because I am. But when I read threads like this, I feel so young! Unfortunately, I have not digitized most of my old 35mm slides. Maybe I'll dig into that this coming winter. My oldest climbing pack was a Himalayan from the early 70s, probably something like 15 liters. I don't know if it's still in the archive.

Thanks for putting this thread up. Feeling pretty chipper among all you old timers.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 30, 2017 - 12:42pm PT

Karrimor Alpiniste Whillans repro - Nigel Cabourn

Karrimor Alpiniste Whillans repro - Nigel Cabourn
Karrimor Alpiniste Whillans repro - Nigel Cabourn
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Aug 30, 2017 - 01:42pm PT
Rucksack of choice on the NA Wall, 1968 ... LaFuma

Credit: Don Lauria

Credit: Don Lauria

Credit: Don Lauria

Credit: Don Lauria

Credit: Don Lauria

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 30, 2017 - 01:45pm PT
I had a LaFuma in the same color combination. Classy leather bottom...it's the once piece of gear from bitd that I wish I still had.
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Aug 30, 2017 - 02:08pm PT
We loved 'em, Jim, because they had no exterior pockets (to snag if it needed hauling), a single leather strap with a metal buckle to secure the top flap (easy, quick access), and accommodated two liters of water, lunch/munch food and rain gear, had a heavy-duty metal ring for hanging at belays, and they were rugged (canvas-like cotton material) - never had to open the haulbag during the day - only during bivouacs.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 30, 2017 - 02:32pm PT
Yeah Don, equipment manufacturers today should reread the old maxim..."less is more."
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 3, 2017 - 08:00am PT

Looking like what?

Kohla rucksack
Kohla rucksack
Credit: eBay
Mark Force

Trad climber
Ashland, Oregon
Sep 3, 2017 - 08:11am PT
Don, Thanks for your pictures! They're awesome! You guys were tough. That pic of you jugging overhanging terrain in a butt bag with tied off pins above you is an all time classic shot.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Oct 6, 2017 - 02:03pm PT
YES, THANK YOU MR LAURIA !


MY 'HOME' FOR AWHILE . . . THE BEST WHILE OF MY LIFE A-WHILE AGO NOW THOUGH. . .
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