People today are a bunch of wusses.
In 1912 the Kolb brothers ran the Grand Canyon and Colorado river, from Green River Wyoming all the way to the end, in wooden boats hauling gear for more than a month plus a 35 mm movie camera, 8 by 10 view camera, tripods and some smaller (4 by 5) cameras for snapshots, and a portable darkroom. Got some great shots. The big cameras used glass plate negatives, too, I believe.
So I'd say you can handle whatever you want to.
their book was also a really great read, if you seek inspiration:
but if it is me and i want to do "large" format in the wild, I grab the rollei, a coupla pro-packs and call it good.
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