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WSJ.com – Featuring Osprey Packs – November 11, 2014

November 11, 2014

When Edgar Parra travels for business, he usually eats about three Snickers bars a day…That is why he squirrels away 40 or so candy bars for a two-week expedition up Mount Aconcagua, a 23,000-foot peak in Argentina that is the tallest mountain in the Western Hemisphere.

Over the past decade, he’s whittled down his packing list to 104 items.

His main piece of luggage is an Osprey 70-liter backpack and a North Face 120-liter waterproof duffel bag. He needs to carry his personal items, safety ropes and technical gear for the trip, plus camping gear and food for himself and his clients. The duffel usually gets to base camp by mule or by donkey. The rest goes on his back…

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