With all the expeditions our guides have tackled in the past five years, one of the most critical, and overlooked, parts of the journey is hauling all the gear to some of the most remote corners of the globe. But from our early First Ascent expeditions to Aconcagua and Antarctica to our Everest West Ridge expedition in 2012, the Maximus Duffel has hauled the gear and handled a heavy load. Everest, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Carstensz Pyramid, Alpamayo, Aconcagua. Haines, Las Lenas, Revelstoke, Bariloche, Portillo, Chamonix and Iceland, on multiple occaisions. Mt. Waddington. The full Freeride World Tour and the Skier’s Cup in Switzerland. The Heroes Project missions to all seven summits and the Nobody’s River journey through Siberia and Mongolia.
Every Be First trip from Ellesmere Island to Lake Baikal, the Maximus has been part of the epic. Papua New Guinea, Svalbard, Labrador, the Amazon, Kenya, Uganda, the Nile, Bhutan. Jordan, Thailand and Morocco. Deep in the North Cascades. High on Mt. Rainier. Australia’s Outback and the Sahara. Mt. Cook in the Summer and the Southern Alps in the winter. Japan for the powder and Arolla for the steeps. The Cirque of the Unclimbables and the Marquesas Islands. Picos de Europa and the Dolomites. Zion National Park, Yosemite and the Wind River Range. A trip down the Ganges and a surf trip to India. Basically, every remote, foreign or incredible place our guides and athletes have done something spectacular, the Maximus has been there as well to support the expedition. To wrap up our annual gear event, we’re running a gallery of the best Pack Your Bags images of our Maximus Duffel in action. It’s a bit of a thank you to the thankless task of hauling our gear to the far corners of the globe. And, we’re hoping it inspires you to pack your own bag and get out there for your own taste of adventure. —LYA Editor
Images by Will Wissman, David Morton, Jim Harris, Ben Ditto, Lynsey Dyer, Jake Norton, Tim Wayne Medvetz, Garrett Grove, Chris Korbulic, Charley Mace
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