Clinics and Events


Climb 102

Climb 102

Apr 24, 6:30pm - Apr 24, 9:00pm

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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10 interested  ·  1 going
Midwest Mountaineerings pre-EXPO Paddlesport Demo!

Midwest Mountaineering's pre-EXPO Paddlesport Demo!

Apr 27, 3:00pm - Apr 27, 7:00pm

Lake Nokomis
4955 West Nokomis Pkwy (West side of lake)
Minneapolis, MN  55417 Map

Need help picking a canoe, kayak or SUP? Try before you buy! Test-paddle canoes, kayaks & SUPs with our expert staff. We bring the boats, paddles, and personal flotation devices. You come dressed to play! Join us Thursday April 27th from 3-7pm at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis.... See MoreSee Less

308 interested  ·  40 going
Outdoor Adventure Expo

Outdoor Adventure Expo

Apr 28, 2:00pm - Apr 30, 5:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Join us for our Outdoor Adventure Expo featuring 120 free outdoor adventure presentations, 75 exhibitors, canoe, kayak and SUP auction, Radical Reels film festival and sale!... See MoreSee Less

1571 interested  ·  323 going
Radical Reels Film Tour

Radical Reels Film Tour

Apr 29, 7:30pm - Apr 29, 9:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Join us Saturday April 29th, doors open at 7pm - show at 7:30pm, UofM West Bank, Willey Hall. Tickets available online @ midwestmtn.com/tickets, or at Midwest Mountaineering.... See MoreSee Less

146 interested  ·  29 going
The Ultimate Hike

The Ultimate Hike

May 3, 6:30pm - May 3, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Take on a new adventure this summer! Join CureSearch's Ultimate Hike Team as they share how you can complete 25.5 miles of the Superior Hiking Trail in one life changing, lifesaving day. Add meaning to your miles as you raise funds to help end the number one disease killer of children - cancer. Our team will provide you the training, support, and inspiration you need to cross the finish line. Visit www.ultimatehike.org/sht17 to learn more and RSVP for the meeting.... See MoreSee Less

26 interested  ·  6 going
Outdoor Diva Night

Outdoor Diva Night

May 4, 5:00pm - May 4, 9:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Women, treat yourself to a super fun afternoon and evening!

One 20% off almost anything coupon + discounts of our sponsors products, Patagonia, Merrell, Darn Tough and Osprey

5:00-7:30pm: Wine, other beverages, cheese and munchies - at two different stations - wine and beverage station is in Thrifty Outfitters

5:30-6:15pm: Mississippi River hike - free pair of Darn Tough merino socks to women completing the hike. Hike led by Midwest's Sharon Johnson

6:00-8:00pm: Free massage therapy by Benjamin Joseph and associates. Sign up for your 10-minute starting time slot at the door.

6:00-8:00pm: Climb in our climbing cave - free use of our rental climbing shoes - ring the bell for a free zipper thermometer. Climbing - by Midwest's Carolyn Hanson

7:00pm: Presentation by Amy Freeman. With her husband, Amy runs the Wilderness Classroom - an educational nonprofit organization that introduces kids to wild places throughout the world. They are 2014 National Geographic Adventurers of the Year.

8:00-8:45pm: Free Iyengar yoga class by Shannon Joy Potter.
Class attendees will receive a free zipper thermometer or LED light.

8:45pm: Prize Drawing - winners have one week to pick-up prizes - list of winners displayed at 9pm and via email
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216 interested  ·  40 going
Wilderness First Aid Course

Wilderness First Aid Course

May 6, 8:00am - May 7, 5:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Join Longleaf Wilderness Medicine for Wilderness First Aid course! When we plan for a regular day of work or play, our plans do not often include accidents or the need to treat injuries or illnesses. As we work or recreate in places where it becomes more difficult to access 911 or hospital care, it is important to know how to appropriately respond in an emergency in order to keep both you and the injured person safe until additional resources, if necessary, can be summoned. The 16-hour Wilderness First Aid course is designed to prepare you to respond to medical emergencies, treat injuries and illnesses, and improvise solutions with the items you carry. Topics in the class include: patient assessment, how to provide long-term care with limited resources, the decision of when to call for more help, and treatments such as splinting, wound care and managing spine injuries. For more information and to register, visit: www.longleafmedical.com/LWM-WFA-5617-MPLS.html.... See MoreSee Less

42 interested  ·  3 going
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

May 6, 8:05am - May 6, 9:05am

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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The Need-to-Know: BWCA

The Need-to-Know: BWCA

May 9, 6:30pm - May 9, 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

63 interested  ·  14 going
Bouldering Divas

Bouldering Divas

May 11, 6:30pm - May 11, 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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14 interested  ·  2 going
Planning a Canadian Canoe Trip

Planning a Canadian Canoe Trip

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

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Once you’ve visited the BWCA and Quetico where do you go next? Bear Paulsen, General Manager of Northstar Canoes, has spent over a year paddling in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nunavut and the Yukon outside the parks. He’ll discuss additional equipment you should consider, where to gather information and give practical information about paddling and portaging in areas not maintained by park staff.... See MoreSee Less

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The Superior Hiking Trail

The Superior Hiking Trail

May 18, 6:30pm - May 18, 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

102 interested  ·  7 going
Climb 101 with Carolyn Hansen

Climb 101 with Carolyn Hansen

May 18, 6:30pm - May 18, 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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23 interested  ·  1 going