Angela Maxwell Is Walking Around the World for Women

On May 2, 2014, with $12,000 saved, Angela Maxwell left her best friend’s home in Bend, Oregon, to start a five-year walk around the world. There’s no pre-approved path for the small ranks of pedestrian circumnavigators, the dozen or so people who’ve claimed they’ve walked around the world —so Maxwell devised her own route. She traveled the 175 miles to Portland, and then across western Australia. She next headed to Vietnam, where she hiked 60 miles from Da Nang to Hue and then spent three weeks recovering from dengue fever. A year into her circumnavigation, she arrived in Mongolia. One night, a two weeks’ hike from Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar, in a valley surrounded by mountains, a stranger entered her tent and raped her. “It was the moment that every woman is afraid of before they go out into the world,” the 37-year-old former business consultant says. After the attack—“it was over in minutes,” Maxwell says—her assailant left. Maxwell packed her gear, hiked a few miles

Outside's 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide Giveaways

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the mountains are calling for weekend warrioring. To celebrate the start of summer, we’ll be updating this page over the next three months with a monthly giveaway featuring a product we love from our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide. Just fill out the entry form below to be considered for that month’s prize—we’ll contact the winners directly, then update this page with their names.

Be sure to come back in July and August for a chance to win the next big thing. Good luck!

July: ORCA Liddup Cooler

We picked the ORCA Liddup as an essential piece of road-trip gear in our 2019 Summer Buyer's Guide. There's no need to bring a headlamp when grabbing a cold one out of this cooler—it's wired with a strip of white LEDs that turn on as soon as you crack it open.


June: Away Bigger Carry-On

We feature Away’s Bigger Carry-On suitcase in the Travel Tech section of the Summer Buyer’s Guide. It won our hearts with its compact, sleek construction (it’s designed to fit in most overhead compartments), and features like an ejectable battery and TSA-approved lock.

Winner: Lance M.

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