Programs, Classes and Events


Midwest Mountaineering Paddlesport Demo

Midwest Mountaineering Paddlesport Demo

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

Lake Nokomis
4955 W Lake Nokomis Pkwy
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

77 interested  ·  15 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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31 interested  ·  1 going
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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48 interested  ·  7 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

2 interested
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
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6 interested  ·  1 going
Local Wilderness Trips

Local Wilderness Trips

Sep 5, 6:30pm - Sep 5, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Midwest Mountaineering employee and Minnesota native Dan F. will cover local camping and paddling options within reasonable driving distance of the Twin Cities.... See MoreSee Less

48 interested  ·  1 going
MWM Book Club Meeting

MWM Book Club Meeting

Sep 6, 6:30pm - Sep 6, 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 (August's book of the month is "Lost in the Wild" by Cary Griffith) and an introduction of the next month’s book. New members always welcome!

September's book of the month is "The Push" by Tommy Caldwell.
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23 interested  ·  2 going
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Sep 9, 8:05am - Sep 9, 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
Bouldering Divas

Bouldering Divas

Sep 11, 6:30pm - Sep 11, 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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36 interested  ·  3 going
Superior Hiking Trail with Kim Fishburn

Superior Hiking Trail with Kim Fishburn

Sep 12, 6:30pm - Sep 12, 8:00pm

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

24 interested  ·  4 going
Climbing 101

Climbing 101

Sep 14, 6:30pm - Sep 14, 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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17 interested
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Sep 16, 8:05am - Sep 16, 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 Divas 101

Climbing Divas 101

Sep 18, 6:30pm - Sep 18, 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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17 interested
Balance Your Workout

Balance Your Workout

Sep 19, 6:30pm - Sep 19, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Come and learn the positives and negatives of exercise by comparing hiking, paddling, climbing, and strength training to endurance activities like running and cycling. Learn how exercise stresses your cells and tissues - especially your heart - akin to the 3 bowls of porridge and beds sampled by Goldilocks: i.e. exercise dosage/stress may be too little, too much, or 'just right'. Exercise physiologist Ed Watson explains how to blend your favorite outdoor activities to enhance immunity, performance, and strength - but not at the expense of your health.... See MoreSee Less

8 interested
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Sep 23, 8:05am - Sep 23, 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
Adventures with Your Dog

Adventures with Your Dog

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

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Come learn the basics of getting into the wilderness with man's best friend from Midwest Mountaineering employees and loving dog owners Kris, Chip, and Steve. Learn about dog gear, hear about their outdoor pooch experiences, and ask your questions.... See MoreSee Less

7 interested
Bird Watching 101

Bird Watching 101

Sep 27, 6:30pm - Sep 27, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Beginning bird watching; what you need to know to get started. We will also cover the how, when, and where to find birds as well as the gear that can make the experience more enjoyable, safe, and fruitful when you do go bird watching.... See MoreSee Less

Climbing 102

Climbing 102

Sep 28, 6:30pm - Sep 28, 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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4 interested
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Sep 30, 8:05am - Sep 30, 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

3 interested
MWM Book Club Meeting

MWM Book Club Meeting

Oct 4, 6:30pm - Oct 4, 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 (September's book of the month is "The Push" by Tommy Caldwell) and an introduction of the next month’s book. New members always welcome!

October's book of the month is "The Necessity of Empty Places" by Paul Gruchow.
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1 interested
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Oct 7, 8:05am - Oct 7, 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

5 interested
Superior Hiking Trail w/Alison Heebsh

Superior Hiking Trail w/Alison Heebsh

Oct 9, 6:30pm - Oct 9, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Dreaming of hiking the Superior Hiking Trail and wondering how to get started? Designed for day hikers and backpackers alike, you will learn about the trail and available resources from a hiker who went from knowing nothing about backpacking to completing the Superior Hiking Trail in 18 months.

Alison Heebsh completed the 310 mile Superior Hiking Trail in 7 trips spanning 4 seasons, including solo and group trips of 25 to 100 miles. She has since gone on to teach backpacking skills to others, including leading a beginner trip on the Superior Hiking Trail.
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8 interested
Bouldering Divas

Bouldering Divas

Oct 9, 6:30pm - Oct 9, 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
Winter Camping: The Basics

Winter Camping: The Basics

Oct 11, 6:30pm - Oct 11, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Don't let cold weather stop you from traveling outdoors for half the year. Learning how to camp comfortably in the winter will allow you to see a whole new world.

Please join Bear Paulsen for an evening of learning about how to stay warm in the cold. He'll cover how to dress, different clothing strategies and share tips and tricks from hundreds of nights of winter camping. He'll also discuss food, water and give some basic safety information.
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