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utahwhatchamacallit wrote an answer about on May 30, 2010

There are no ice axe loops with the Altra-the altra was designed as a summer pack-not mountaineering/general purpose. There are small daisy chains that you could attach ice axe loops to-but they werent specifically designed for that. And your ice axe/tools would dangle off weirdly. And you would have to buy the ice axe keepers or take them off another pack you own. Unfortunately, arc'teryx doesnt make a good all around pack at this time-the Altra doesnt replace the bora as a good, all around pack.
for a shovel-you would have to rig the daisy chains some how. Best bet-go with the Arrakis.