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Survive & Thrive: Essential Wilderness Skills & Gear [Free]

Survive & Thrive: Essential Wilderness Skills & Gear [Free]

Feb 28, 6:30pm - Feb 28, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Take a deep look at the principals of survival, and "The Essentials”-- a systems based approach to the gear one should carry, and the complimentary skills one should have, to enjoy the outdoors, and possibly even help survive a wilderness emergency!

Bio:
Scott is a Registered Maine Guide, an Eagle Scout, and a Minnesota Master Naturalist. He is also an avid winter camper, long-time student of survival techniques, and a passionate wilderness canoeist. Scott blogs about his adventures, teaches outdoor skills, and guides trips through his company, Bull Moose Patrol (www.BullMoosePatrol.com). By day, Scott is a Certified Financial Planner® with Cahill Financial Advisors.
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450 interested  ·  45 going
MWM Book Club Meeting

MWM Book Club Meeting

Mar 1, 6:30pm - Mar 1, 8:30pm

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 (February’s book of the month was ‘Think South’ by Cathy de Moll) and an introduction of the next month’s book. New members always welcome!
February’s book of the month is “No Horizon is so far” by Ann Bancroft.
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6 interested  ·  3 going
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Mar 4, 8:05am - Mar 4, 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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6 interested
Pollinator Workshop

Pollinator Workshop

Mar 7, 5:30pm - Mar 7, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Join Jessica Miller (Entomologist, UMN Bee Squad member and Master Water Steward) to talk about pollinators in raingardens with great images captured in a photo survey. Learn about the beneficial roles these insects play in our ecosystems and how you can create habitat in your own yard.... See MoreSee Less

33 interested  ·  5 going
You CAN Hike the Grand Canyon!

You CAN Hike the Grand Canyon!

Mar 9, 6:30pm - Mar 9, 8:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Think you’re too old, too out of shape, or just too late to hike the Canyon rim-to- river-to rim. THINK AGAIN! Experienced hikers Dave Aeilts and Jim Louwsma will explain how to train, gear up and make this rigorous hike. Hear amazing true stories of people like you who found THEY CAN Hike Grand Canyon.... See MoreSee Less

11 interested  ·  3 going
Bouldering Divas

Bouldering Divas

Mar 9, 6:30pm - Mar 9, 8:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

The second Thursday of every month is now the all women, ONLY women, evening of bouldering in the Cave! 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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12 interested  ·  3 going
Iyengar Yoga [Free}

Iyengar Yoga [Free}

Mar 11, 8:05am - Mar 11, 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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6 interested
Climbing 101

Climbing 101

Mar 13, 6:30pm - Mar 13, 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 our very own 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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7 interested
Yosemite

Yosemite

Mar 14, 6:30pm - Mar 14, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

With over 800 miles of trails in the park it’s easy to plan your dream hike. Kim Fishburn- our expert hiker and adventurer-will show lots of pictures and give detailed information about the park to help with planning and implementing your trip! Also learn about some of the regulations you’ll need to know, and public transportations options that are available.... See MoreSee Less

9 interested  ·  1 going
Divas 101

Divas 101

Mar 16, 6:30pm - Mar 16, 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 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.
Pre-registration required – limited to 10 participants. Cost $5, no refunds. Minimum age 15. 612-339-3433
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Big City Mountaineers [Free]

Big City Mountaineers [Free]

Mar 16, 6:30pm - Mar 16, 7:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Big City Mountaineers Volunteer Information Session - Interested in mentoring youth on a week-long expedition in the Boundary Waters this summer? Big City Mountaineers is looking for volunteers who are excited to head in to the backcountry while being a positive role-model for youth. Trips consist of five youth participants and four adults. Big City Mountaineers provides all necessary equipment and training to have an amazing week-long Boundary Waters Canoeing experience.

Big City Mountaineers mission is to instill critical life skills in under-resourced urban youth through transformative wilderness mentoring expeditions. Learn about how you can improve the lives of local under-resourced youth by becoming a wilderness mentor.

Attend this information session to find out more!

Can't make the meeting but still interested? Contact Andrew Benda at andrew@bigcitymountaineers.org for more information or any questions!
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5 interested
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Mar 18, 8:05am - Mar 18, 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
Big City Mountaineers

Big City Mountaineers

Mar 21, 6:30pm - Mar 21, 7:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Big City Mountaineers Volunteer Information Session - Interested in mentoring youth on a week-long expedition in the Boundary Waters this summer? Big City Mountaineers is looking for volunteers who are excited to head in to the backcountry while being a positive role-model for youth. Trips consist of five youth participants and four adults. Big City Mountaineers provides all necessary equipment and training to have an amazing week-long Boundary Waters Canoeing experience.

Big City Mountaineers mission is to instill critical life skills in under-resourced urban youth through transformative wilderness mentoring expeditions. Learn about how you can improve the lives of local under-resourced youth by becoming a wilderness mentor.

Attend this information session to find out more!

Can't make the meeting but still interested? Contact Andrew Benda at andrew@bigcitymountaineers.org for more information or any questions!
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3 interested
Climb 102

Climb 102

Mar 23, 6:30pm - Mar 23, 8:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

A Climbing 101 clinic is a prerequisite for this clinic. 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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2 interested
BWCA: Everything you need to know [Free]

BWCA: Everything you need to know [Free]

Mar 23, 6:30pm - Mar 23, 8:00pm

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

37 interested  ·  6 going
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Mar 25, 8:05am - Mar 25, 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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5 interested
Wild Wales Tours & Walkabouts

Wild Wales Tours & Walkabouts

Mar 28, 6:30pm - Mar 29, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

The Snowdonia National Park in North Wales and the Wales Coastal Path is an undiscovered destination for North Americans. Come join us as we ramble along ancient pathways and mountainsides, staying in historic Inns along the way and learning about this magical land and the culture of its people. Lonely Planet Guide in Nov 2016 picked North Wales as the fourth top destination to visit in 2017.

Hywel Taff Roberts, sailor, storyteller and avid hiker is a native Welshman, speaks Welsh and
lives in Minnesota. He will be leading the walkabouts. Check us out at wildwalestours.com
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3 interested
Exploring Alaska’s Brooks Range

Exploring Alaska’s Brooks Range

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

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

For well over 18 days in the summer of 2016, Tom Hornsby backpacked and packrafted over 250 miles within Alaska’s, 'Gates of The Arctic National Park'. Come hear stories, see photos, and learn all about packrafting as he shares what Alaska’s true wilderness has to offer. Wolves, bears, rain, remoteness, white water paddling, and more rain, OH MY!... See MoreSee Less

30 interested  ·  3 going