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

Kids, Parents, and Skis: Nordica Film Series Highlights Families

Nordica’s latest five-episode series focuses not on big descents or crazy stunts, but families who ski together. The first episode is live today.

Fifteen-year-old Stefano Pizzato is an elite ski racer. But he’s also a kid. Nordica’s newest series “It’s Family Time” profiles a variety of family figures who make skiing a big part of their lives.

“The inclusive and emotional campaign illustrates how skiing brings people and families together, becoming lifelong participants in the sport,” wrote Nordica in a press release.

Conquering Lhotse: Watch the First Ski Descent

In 2018, explorers and athletes Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison did what no one had ever done before. And this beautifully shot video tells their story. Read more…

Episodes range from lighthearted to serious. “Mom Stoke” tells the story of a ski mom’s balance raising kids, while “Breaking Barriers,” which goes live in January, tells a Latina girl’s story about her relationship with ski culture.

You can watch them all here as they release over the coming months.

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