ron nachtman wrote a review of Gregory Whitney 95 Backpack - 5309-6285cu in on June 9, 2009
the ice axe and tool loops at the botton of the pack are fine, but Gregory uses velcro-ed straps now rather than buckle straps to attach the ice axe / tool handle to the pack's back. The veclro simply doesnt work. your tools and ice axe HANDLES will eventually come undone (this happened to me) and dangle in the back of the pack. NOT good if your climbing in the Andes like I was.
All the newer Gregorys have this feature (except th Denali pro). This is simply a poor enginerring design which needs to be fixed.