70 pounds? Are you kidding? What, are you Superman? There was a time when I could probably carry 70 pounds on my back, but that was about 40 years ago. In high school I was able to lift via calf raises about 600 pounds, which was dumb because I could of compressed one of my discs and had to deal with it for the rest of my life! Now even 70 pounds would put considerable strain on my back and knees!Just got back from a four day ski tour backpacking, climbing, and skiing big lines in a remote and little known mountain range.
View attachment 135705 View attachment 135713 View attachment 135721 View attachment 135729 View attachment 135737
Carrying 70 pound packs makes you strong and enables you to eat really good food in spectacular surroundings. Can't wait to do it again. And I do... 12 months of the year. I also run ultramarathons.