Clinics and Events


A Year in the Wilderness [Free]

A Year in the Wilderness [Free]

Jan 19, 6:00pm - Jan 19, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

On September 23, 2015, Dave and Amy Freeman embarked on a yearlong adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in support of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters’ efforts to protect the Boundary Waters from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining on the Wilderness edge. On September 23, 2016, they returned after 366 days. Since they departed on their Year in the Wilderness, Dave and Amy camped at approximately 120 different sites, explored 500 lakes, rivers and streams, and traveled more than 2,000 miles by canoe, foot, ski, snowshoe and dog team. In 2014, Dave and Amy traveled by canoe and sailboat from Ely to Washington, DC, on the Paddle to DC as a first step in their efforts to protect the Wilderness. Join Midwest Mountaineering for a film viewing of, ‘A Year in the Wilderness’ with Dave and Amy Freeman.... See MoreSee Less

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Jan 21, 8:05am - Jan 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. Clinic will take place in Thrifty Outfitters.
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Ski Waxing Clinic [Free]

Ski Waxing Clinic [Free]

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

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Recreational to Racing - Ski Waxing Made Easy
It doesn't need to be complicated to have fast skis. Like skiing Waxing also Takes Practice Make your skis fast with the latest tips from Fast Wax founder and innovator, Dan will offer hands-on instruction and demonstration of Fast Wax's Nordic waxing products. Bring your questions, ideas, and a friend!
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Winter Camping: The Basics [Free]

Winter Camping: The Basics [Free]

Jan 24, 6:30pm - Jan 24, 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, General Manager of Northstar Canoes, 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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Plane-packing the southwest [Free]

Plane-packing the southwest [Free]

Jan 26, 6:30pm - Jan 26, 7:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Did you know that there are 11 national parks and monuments within 5 hrs of Las Vegas? Plane Packing the Southwest is a presentation for folks looking to escape the Minnesota winter by camping, hiking and climbing in the southwestern desert parks via easy access from Las Vegas. With a combination of backpacking weight concerns and some car camping luxuries, the program will discuss where and when to go, how to get there, and what to bring.
Bio: Alex is a PhD candidate in mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota. Grad school affords some low cost spring break trips to the desert, a tradition he has continued since undergraduate school at Montana State in Bozeman.
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Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Jan 28, 8:05am - Jan 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. Clinic will take place in Thrifty Outfitters
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Winter Camping: Beyond the Basics [Free]

Winter Camping: Beyond the Basics [Free]

Jan 31, 6:30pm - Jan 31, 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, General Manager of Northstar Canoes 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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MWM Book Club [Free]

MWM Book Club [Free]

Feb 1, 6:30pm - Feb 1, 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 (January’s book of the month was ‘North to the Pole’ by Will StegerIn) and an introduction of the next month’s book. New members always welcome!
February’s book of the month is ‘Think South’ by Cathy de Moll.
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Climb 101

Climb 101

Feb 2, 6:30pm - Feb 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 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 required – limited to 10 participants. Cost $5, no refunds. Minimum age 15. 612-339-3433
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Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Feb 4, 8:05am - Feb 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. Join us up in Thrifty Outfitters!
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Superior Hiking Trail [Free]

Superior Hiking Trail [Free]

Feb 7, 6:30pm - Feb 7, 7:30pm

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...
Join Kim Fishburn and learn about the trail, what you need to know for a backpacking trip, and the many volunteer opportunities available for maintaining our Minnesotan trail systems!
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A Night Ascent of Mt. Fuji [Free]

A Night Ascent of Mt. Fuji [Free]

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

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

“A wise person will climb Mt. Fuji once in their lifetime, but only a fool would climb it twice.” What is it about Mt. Fuji that inspires awe among the people of Japan and entices climbers from all around the globe? Is it the sacred beliefs that surround Mt. Fuji or maybe the spiritually rich forest located at the base? We will be diving head-first into the rich history and culture of Japan’s hiking world by casting a specific lens on Mt. Fuji. From discussing the post office hours of operation on the summit to exploring one of the world’s most haunted forests, follow along for some new routes and adventures to jump start your travel plans to the Land of the Rising Sun.... See MoreSee Less

Bouldering Divas

Bouldering Divas

Feb 9, 6:30pm - Feb 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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Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Feb 11, 8:05am - Feb 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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Divas Climbing 101

Divas Climbing 101

Feb 13, 6:30pm - Feb 13, 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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Hike the John Muir Trail [Free]

Hike the John Muir Trail [Free]

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

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

The John Muir Trail is one of the top hiking trails in the world stretching 211 miles from Yosemite Valley to the top of Mt Whitney. Learn about the different trailhead options, some of the rules, and all the public transportation options available.... See MoreSee Less

Ice Climbing with Phil Raymond [Free]

Ice Climbing with Phil Raymond [Free]

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

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Ice climbing isn't just for elite alpinists summiting massive peaks in remote locations. This exciting winter activity is available to you right here in Minnesota and even in the Twin Cities! Come learn about the sport of ice climbing in Minnesota from Phil Raymond, our Boat and Ski Department Manager. He will introduce you to all of the necessary equipment, many popular climbing locations, and basic techniques for climbing. This clinic can start you on your way to a brand new way of enjoying the winter!... See MoreSee Less

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Feb 18, 8:05am - Feb 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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Divas climbing 102

Divas climbing 102

Feb 23, 6:30pm - Feb 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 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
Climbing 101 required
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Birding in Honduras [Free]

Birding in Honduras [Free]

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

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Wilmer Fernandez is a birder enthusiast living in the metro area but grew up in Honduras. This presentation will highlight Honduras various opportunities for birding and adventure travel as well as local conservation efforts to preserve habitats. The country offers several habitat types, from rainforest, pine-oak forest, mangrove, sandy beaches to cloud forests. That diversity in ecosystems explains the huge variety of birds, nearly 800 species have been observed.... See MoreSee Less

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Feb 25, 8:05am - Feb 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. Join us up in Thrifty Outfitters!
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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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