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

Today’s Bargains: 3 Can’t-Miss Gear Sales

Great outdoor gear at an amazing price: That’s our goal each week. Check out the bargains below and save on gear for your next adventure.

Odlo SUW Natural X-Warm Base Layer Top — Men’s & Women’s: $55 (50% Off)

Odlo SUW Natural X-Warm Base Layer Top

This extra-warm base layer is built for long-term performance and is ever so sleek. The midweight SUW Natural base layer from Odlo is made with virgin merino wool for the ultimate level of comfort.

In addition to the wool, the long-sleeve has brushed polyester “warming zones” on the lower back, shoulders, torso sides, and arms for temperature control all day long. This is a great deal for merino no matter how you slice it.

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Sky 2 Tent: $322 (25% Off)

Mountain Hardware Ghost Sky 2 Tent

I love when backpacking tents are on sale, and this one from Mountain Hardware is a great deal. The 40-denier, two-door tent has an average amount of floor space but a great amount of headspace for taller folks, and has 9 square feet of vestibule area when the fly is on.

The fully taped seams and sealed corners means it will keep you dry from any harsh rain. And being a two-person tent, splitting the 3 pounds 9 ounces of weight between you and your camping partner is even better.

See the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Sky 2 Tent

Black Diamond Spark Gloves — Men’s & Women’s: $64 (20% Off)

Black Diamond Spark Gloves

I know that usually the rule is mittens are warmer, but I want gloves when I’m skiing on the mountain. These Spark Gloves from Black Diamond offer both cozy warmth and finger dexterity. The gloves have a fleece lining and waterproof insert all wrapped up in a tough goat leather shell.

The Spark gloves also have a hook-and-loop wrist closure to keep snow out while you’re on the mountain — whether it’s a day at the ski resort or a remote backcountry expedition. Get 20 percent off using the code FALLFLASH at checkout.

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