Programs, Classes and Events


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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12 interested  ·  1 going
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

47 interested  ·  3 going
Moving Through Nature

Moving Through Nature

Sep 26, 6:30pm - Sep 26, 8:30pm

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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42 interested  ·  6 going
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

28 interested  ·  2 going
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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22 interested  ·  1 going
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

5 interested  ·  1 going
Moving Through Nature

Moving Through Nature

Oct 3, 6:30pm - Oct 3, 7:30pm

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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26 interested  ·  1 going
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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35 interested  ·  4 going
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

13 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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10 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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35 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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279 interested  ·  22 going
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Oct 14, 8:05am - Oct 14, 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

11 interested
Climbing 101

Climbing 101

Oct 16, 6:30pm - Oct 16, 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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13 interested  ·  2 going
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Oct 21, 8:05am - Oct 21, 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

18 interested
Wild Cedar-Riverside: An Urban Nature Hike

Wild Cedar-Riverside: An Urban Nature Hike

Oct 21, 10:30am - Oct 21, 12:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Join us for a guided nature hike through Midwest's neighborhood. Every urban resident, certainly every Minneapolis resident, lives in close proximity to a diversity of trees, vines, shrubs, insects, birds, mammals, and a web of other macro- and micro-organisms. How often do you notice them? How many do you know the names of?

Don your hiking boots, grab your trekking poles - or just put on a comfy pair of walking shoes - and see the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood with new eyes. We'll identify some plants and animals and discuss some of the ways that nature, people, and cities interact. The walk will be ~1 mile long, starting and ending at Midwest Mountaineering---please dress for the weather!

This program will be led by Liz Dengate, a past ranger with the National Park Service and current naturalist at the Minnesota Zoo, who has an MS degree in Conservation Ecology, studied urban planning in undergrad, and loves looking at trees.
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84 interested  ·  6 going
Climbing Divas 101

Climbing Divas 101

Oct 23, 6:30pm - Oct 23, 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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6 interested
Winter Camping: Beyond the Basics

Winter Camping: Beyond the Basics

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

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

This clinic is for those that have already attended Winter Camping: The Basics or those who have winter camped a few times and are looking to expand their knowledge.

Bear Paulsen will discuss choosing a campsite, shelter options and the all important – how to sleep comfortably through the long winter nights. He'll cover winter travel from backpacking on foot to pulling a pulk sled through the BWCA. Sled design will also be covered.
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176 interested  ·  10 going
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Oct 28, 8:05am - Oct 28, 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

9 interested
Climbing 102

Climbing 102

Oct 30, 6:30pm - Oct 30, 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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1 interested
Climbing 101

Climbing 101

Nov 2, 6:30pm - Nov 2, 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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2 interested
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Nov 4, 8:00am - Oct 27, 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
REEL ROCK 12 - Hosted by Midwest Mountaineering

REEL ROCK 12 - Hosted by Midwest Mountaineering

Nov 4, 7:00pm - Nov 4, 9:00pm

Willey Hall
225 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55455 Map

Hosted by Midwest Mountaineering, The REEL ROCK Film Tour brings one of the best climbing and adventure films of the year to the Twin Cities. Join us at 7pm on November 7th at Willey Hall on the UofMn west bank. Tickets are $12 and will be available via midwestmtn.com/tickets beginning Monday September 18th.... See MoreSee Less

109 interested  ·  18 going
Climbing Divas 101

Climbing Divas 101

Nov 6, 6:30pm - Nov 6, 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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3 interested