jcjacobc wrote an answer about Gregory Palisade 80 Backpack - 4699-5370cu in on November 29, 2013
I own this backpack. Totally get what both of you are saying, and thanks for the laugh along the way haha.
Anyways to clear the air - the backpack does not have many straps on the outside, however there are iceaxe loops, side buckles on both sides, and the lid is capable of extending up over large items that you may choose to place on the top of the pack. It is a very large backpack. If you are carrying wintergear, climbing gear AND 2 weeks of food you may want to upgrade to a larger pack, or think about hauling a sled behind you (at least for the approach).