Programs, Classes and Events


Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Jul 22, 8:05am - Jul 22, 8:50am

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Iyengar Yoga, named after the late B.K.S. Iyengar, is Hatha Yoga with the aid of many props and attention to detail. It is a slower-paced class that focuses on alignment within the poses which creates stability in the joints while strengthening the muscles. This method helps to cure and prevent injuries, allowing it to be accessible to all despite age or physical limitation.

Shannyn Joy Potter is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor, one of only twenty-six in the state of Minnesota.

The store opens at 9:00, but a manager will let you in between 7:50 and 8:05a.m
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4 interested
Climbing Divas 101

Climbing Divas 101

Jul 24, 6:30pm - Jul 24, 8:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Women, take yourself to new heights and learn the ropes through hands-on experience in our Climbing Cave. Wear comfortable clothing and get ready to soar! All equipment provided. Instructed by expert climber Carolyn Hansen and Midwest Mountaineering employee and climber Malaz. Sign up early because these classes are popular!
Required: All climbers must have a completed liability waiver on file at Midwest Mountaineering. Liability waivers expire at the end of the calendar year and must be re-submitted every year.
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7 interested
Ultralight Backpacking

Ultralight Backpacking

Jul 25, 6:30pm - Jul 25, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Ultralight backpacking emphasizes carrying the lightest/simplest gear safely possible for a trip. Midwest Mountaineering employee and ultralight enthusiast Adam “Chip” Vachon walks you through how to shave some weight off your pack and go ultralight on your next trip.... See MoreSee Less

123 interested  ·  15 going
Kekekabic Trail Volunteering

Kekekabic Trail Volunteering

Jul 26, 6:30pm - Jul 26, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Join the North Country Trail Association's Kekekabic Trail Chapter as they talk about re-opening of the Kekekabic Trail this spring. Chapter leader Derrick Passe will present on his month spent up in the BWCAW clearing the hiking trails devastated by last summer's windstorm. He worked with a variety of crews during that month and will share photos and videos of their work.

The Kekekabic Trail Chapter is looking to recruit additional trail crew leaders and volunteers. If you have an interest in the BWCAW's trails, we invite you to come out.
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15 interested  ·  2 going
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Jul 29, 8:05am - Jul 29, 8:50am

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Iyengar Yoga, named after the late B.K.S. Iyengar, is Hatha Yoga with the aid of many props and attention to detail. It is a slower-paced class that focuses on alignment within the poses which creates stability in the joints while strengthening the muscles. This method helps to cure and prevent injuries, allowing it to be accessible to all despite age or physical limitation.

Shannyn Joy Potter is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor, one of only twenty-six in the state of Minnesota.

The store opens at 9:00, but a manager will let you in between 7:50 and 8:05a.m
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2 interested
Climbing 102

Climbing 102

Jul 31, 6:30pm - Jul 31, 8:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

The Climbing 101 clinic is a prerequisite for this clinic. Expert climber Carolyn Hansen and Midwest Mountaineering employee and climber Malaz will provide this opportunity to expand your technical skills and help prepare you for more advanced climbing. We'll review knots, commands, and belaying, along with more in-depth explanations and uses of climbing gear. Don't worry; we will still have time to climb!
Required: All climbers must have a completed liability waiver on file at Midwest Mountaineering. Liability waivers expire at the end of the calendar year and must be re-submitted every year.
Pre-registration required – limited to 10 participants. Cost $5, no refunds. Minimum age 15. 612-339-3433
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Pack Shakedown

Pack Shakedown

Aug 1, 6:30pm - Aug 1, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

The Trek defines a shakedown as "the act of having an experienced backpacker cull through your pack in search of unneeded items."

Did you really need to bring your childhood stuffed animal collection anyway?? Midwest Mountaineering employee and avid backpacker Adam "Chip" Vachon helps you weed out the unecessary and shave weight off your pack.
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31 interested  ·  6 going
MWM Book Club Meeting

MWM Book Club Meeting

Aug 2, 6:30pm - Aug 2, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Like to read? Like to be outside? Love to read about being outside? Come join our community of outdoor book enthusiasts on the first Wednesday of every month for the MWM Adventure Book Club meetings.

Meetings include a discussion and presentations about the previous month’s book (July's book of the month was "Desert Solitaire" by Edward Abbey) and an introduction of the next month’s book. New members always welcome!

August's book of the month is "Lost in the Wild" by Cary Griffith.
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2 interested
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Aug 5, 8:05am - Aug 5, 8:50am

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Iyengar Yoga, named after the late B.K.S. Iyengar, is Hatha Yoga with the aid of many props and attention to detail. It is a slower-paced class that focuses on alignment within the poses which creates stability in the joints while strengthening the muscles. This method helps to cure and prevent injuries, allowing it to be accessible to all despite age or physical limitation.

Shannyn Joy Potter is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor, one of only twenty-six in the state of Minnesota.

The store opens at 9:00, but a manager will let you in between 7:50 and 8:05a.m
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Climbing 101

Climbing 101

Aug 7, 6:30pm - Aug 7, 8:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Take yourself to new heights and learn the ropes through hands on experience in our Climbing Cave. Learn the basics of bouldering, top roping and what you need to know to get started in this invigorating sport from expert climber Carolyn Hansen. All equipment provided. Wear comfortable clothing!
Required: All climbers must have a completed liability waiver on file at Midwest Mountaineering. Liability waivers expire at the end of the calendar year and must be re-submitted every year.
Pre-registration recommended – limited to 10 participants. Cost $5, no refunds. Minimum age 15. 612-339-3433
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Conrad Anker Meru Ad-lib and SHTA Fundraiser

Conrad Anker "Meru Ad-lib" and SHTA Fundraiser

Aug 10, 6:00pm - Aug 10, 7:00pm

Willey Hall
225 19th ave s Room 175
Minneapolis, MN  55455 Map

By invitation to our Adventurer and Explorer eNewsletter subscribers. Look for email coupons for free Bent Paddle and Lift Bridge beverages, pint glasses, popcorn, live music, and discounts from 5 to 8pm.

To sign-up for our Adventurer and Explorer eNewsletter list, visit www.midwestmtn.com/mailinglist.

Conrad Anker, TNF athlete, to speak about his movie "Meru" 6-7pm @ UofM Willey Hall Auditorium — about a block from Midwest Mountaineering.

Admission is free — online registration and donation required. Net proceeds to benefit the Superior Hiking Trail Association. Tickets available at www.midwestmtn.com/tickets/
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89 interested  ·  25 going
Climbing Divas 101

Climbing Divas 101

Aug 10, 6:30pm - Aug 10, 8:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Women, take yourself to new heights and learn the ropes through hands-on experience in our Climbing Cave. Wear comfortable clothing and get ready to soar! All equipment provided. Instructed by expert climber Carolyn Hansen. Sign up early because these classes are popular!
Required: All climbers must have a completed liability waiver on file at Midwest Mountaineering. Liability waivers expire at the end of the calendar year and must be re-submitted every year.
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1 interested
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Aug 12, 8:05am - Aug 12, 8:50am

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Iyengar Yoga, named after the late B.K.S. Iyengar, is Hatha Yoga with the aid of many props and attention to detail. It is a slower-paced class that focuses on alignment within the poses which creates stability in the joints while strengthening the muscles. This method helps to cure and prevent injuries, allowing it to be accessible to all despite age or physical limitation.

Shannyn Joy Potter is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor, one of only twenty-six in the state of Minnesota.

The store opens at 9:00, but a manager will let you in between 7:50 and 8:05a.m
... See MoreSee Less

Bouldering Divas

Bouldering Divas

Aug 14, 6:30pm - Aug 14, 8:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

The all women, ONLY women, evening of bouldering in the Cave! Expert climber Carolyn Hansen will be on hand to answer questions and help provide a fun and relaxing atmosphere. All abilities welcome from the, "I've never done this before", to those who want to set routes, and everyone in-between.
Required: All climbers must have a completed liability waiver on file at Midwest Mountaineering. Liability waivers expire at the end of the calendar year and must be re-submitted every year.
Minimum age 15. Climbing shoe rental is $3.
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1 interested  ·  1 going
The Need-to-Know: BWCA

The Need-to-Know: BWCA

Aug 14, 6:30pm - Aug 14, 7:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Find out everything you need to know about paddling in the BWCA. Bear Paulsen, General Manager at Northstar Canoes, will share his knowledge of permits, routes and general wilderness tripping techniques. He’ll give you hints on avoiding the crowds whether you’re basecamping or travelling daily. He’ll also share ways to avoid the two most threatening parts of canoe country – bugs and bears.... See MoreSee Less

26 interested  ·  6 going
Light Nutrition: Beyond Vitamin D

Light Nutrition: Beyond Vitamin D

Aug 16, 6:30pm - Aug 16, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Enough negativity about the sun! Discover the benefits of exposing skin to sunlight and learn why the cells of humans and plants need sunlight for regeneration and functional longevity. Expose yourself to the positive! Light as nutrition begins by getting outside and exposing skin AND letting sun in through the eyes in order to initiate chemical and hormonal transformations necessary for the functional health of the mitochondria in your muscles, brain, and heart.
With Ed Watson from Physiologics Personal Training
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2 interested
Superior Hiking Trail with Kim Fishburn

Superior Hiking Trail with Kim Fishburn

Aug 17, 6:30pm - Aug 17, 8:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

After 30 years the Superior Hiking Trail will be complete with the construction of one last bridge. Learn about the trail and what you need to know for a backpacking trip. Also learn about volunteer opportunities with the trails in Minnesota with Kim Fishburn... See MoreSee Less

9 interested
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Aug 19, 8:05am - Aug 19, 8:50am

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Iyengar Yoga, named after the late B.K.S. Iyengar, is Hatha Yoga with the aid of many props and attention to detail. It is a slower-paced class that focuses on alignment within the poses which creates stability in the joints while strengthening the muscles. This method helps to cure and prevent injuries, allowing it to be accessible to all despite age or physical limitation.

Shannyn Joy Potter is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor, one of only twenty-six in the state of Minnesota.

The store opens at 9:00, but a manager will let you in between 7:50 and 8:05a.m
... See MoreSee Less

2 interested
Climbing 102

Climbing 102

Aug 21, 6:30pm - Aug 21, 8:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

The Climbing 101 clinic is a prerequisite for this clinic. Expert climber Carolyn Hansen will provide this opportunity to expand your technical skills and help prepare you for more advanced climbing. We'll review knots, commands, and belaying, along with more in-depth explanations and uses of climbing gear. Don't worry; we will still have time to climb!
Required: All climbers must have a completed liability waiver on file at Midwest Mountaineering. Liability waivers expire at the end of the calendar year and must be re-submitted every year.
Pre-registration required – limited to 10 participants. Cost $5, no refunds. Minimum age 15. 612-339-3433
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Midwest Mountaineering Paddlesport Demo

Midwest Mountaineering Paddlesport Demo

Aug 23, 5:00pm - Aug 23, 7:30pm

Lake Nokomis
Minneapolis, MN  55417 Map

Need help picking a kayak or SUP? Try before you buy! Test-paddle kayaks & SUPs with our expert staff. We bring the boats, paddles, and personal flotation devices. You come dressed to play! Join us out on the waters of Lake Nokomis.... See MoreSee Less

30 interested  ·  3 going
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Aug 26, 8:05am - Aug 26, 8:50am

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Iyengar Yoga, named after the late B.K.S. Iyengar, is Hatha Yoga with the aid of many props and attention to detail. It is a slower-paced class that focuses on alignment within the poses which creates stability in the joints while strengthening the muscles. This method helps to cure and prevent injuries, allowing it to be accessible to all despite age or physical limitation.

Shannyn Joy Potter is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor, one of only twenty-six in the state of Minnesota.

The store opens at 9:00, but a manager will let you in between 7:50 and 8:05a.m
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2 interested
Moving Through Nature

Moving Through Nature

Aug 29, 6:30pm - Aug 29, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Strengthening and stretching for the outdoor adventurist!

Join Matt Wiest from The Center in learning the fundamentals of Foundation Training, this primal movement system creates universal strength by using muscles that are less active in modern, convenient habits and postures like sitting, driving, use of devices, & work environments. This system of strength building has you covered and will supplement everything you do from hiking and rock climbing to rowing and canoeing.
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20 interested  ·  1 going
How to Beat the Heat

How to Beat the Heat

Aug 30, 6:30pm - Aug 30, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Do you find the heat of Summer hits you harder each year or are you simply interested in learning the connections among weather conditions, the aging digestive tract, smart nutrition, heat tolerance, and exercise? If you love being outside and especially exercising outside (or inside), this clinic is for you. Exercise physiologist Ed Watson explains how your body works for functional longevity and maximum enjoyment of the great outdoors.... See MoreSee Less

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Sep 2, 8:05am - Sep 2, 8:50am

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Iyengar Yoga, named after the late B.K.S. Iyengar, is Hatha Yoga with the aid of many props and attention to detail. It is a slower-paced class that focuses on alignment within the poses which creates stability in the joints while strengthening the muscles. This method helps to cure and prevent injuries, allowing it to be accessible to all despite age or physical limitation.

Shannyn Joy Potter is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor, one of only twenty-six in the state of Minnesota.

The store opens at 9:00, but a manager will let you in between 7:50 and 8:05a.m
... See MoreSee Less

1 interested