Designed for guides, patrollers, and ski mountaineers, the Backcountry Access Stash Alp 40 is a durable pack carries the tools of the schralpinist’s trade. Skis or snowboards are easily attached and there is a side zipper to access the pack when fully loaded. Shovel and probe fit in external pockets, the helmet sling is built in, and there are two ice axe loops. The top lid is extendable or removable with a roll-top closure below. The hydration hose runs through an insulated sleeve in the pack’s shoulder strap. This prevents the hose and bite valve from freezing so you stay hydrated. For long days in the big mountains, the Backcounty Access Stash Alp 40 pack is good company.