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

Free Gear Fridays: One Eleven Field Watch Giveaway

Here at GearJunkie, we test a lot of gear. We are fortunate to test cutting-edge new products. Now, we want to give you the chance to win some gear too.

This week, one lucky winner will receive a Field Watch from One Eleven!


More on the product: Designed with the environment in mind, the Field Watch features a solar-powered movement that continually charges in both natural and artificial light, rPet straps crafted from recycled plastic bottles, 75-percent-recycled stainless steel, and bioplastic made from plant-based castor oil.

The Field Watch is durable enough to keep up with your most rugged adventures and timeless enough for those city days too. Featuring a high-contrast dial with luminous hands, 24-hour time, time zone functionality, and waterproofing up to 10 atm, the Field Watch will keep you on time and on point — wherever your adventures may take you.

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