Clinics and Events


Hammock Camping 101

Hammock Camping 101

May 29, 6:30pm - May 29, 7:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Do you hate your leaky sleeping pad? Is finding that perfectly flat tent spot an onerous chore? Just looking to sleep off the ground? Join Midwest Mountaineering employee Adam "Chip" Vachon and learn the basics of hammock camping and get a better nights sleep outdoors!... See MoreSee Less

161 interested  ·  16 going
Bike Camping Basics

Bike Camping Basics

May 31, 6:30pm - May 31, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Whether cruising along rolling byways or pedaling through wooded single-track to reach your destination, bicycles are powerful vehicles when it comes to overnight adventures. Join Henry Slocum, a mechanic at the Hub Bike Coop, for a discussion on the basics of bike camping and some exciting local destinations to see on your next trip.... See MoreSee Less

249 interested  ·  25 going
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Jun 3, 8:05am - Jun 3, 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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13 interested  ·  2 going
Midwest Mountaineering Paddlesport Demo

Midwest Mountaineering Paddlesport Demo

Jun 7, 5:00pm - Jun 7, 7:30pm

Lake Nokomis
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

32 interested  ·  5 going
Riding the Rails: Hong Kong to London

Riding the Rails: Hong Kong to London

Jun 7, 6:30pm - Jun 7, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Riding the Rails w/ Tom Hornsby

Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg went around the world in 80 days via hot air balloon; I only had 4 weeks, so a few airplane tickets and many miles on the train would have to do. Come see what life on the rails from Hong Kong to London via the famous Trans-Siberian railroad was like. One of the longest contiguous train rides in the world! From missing trains in China and horse back riding in Mongolia, to the Belarusian army searching the train, and French pastries, this presentation will have a little of everything!
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18 interested  ·  1 going
Mobility 101 for the Outdoor Athlete

Mobility 101 for the Outdoor Athlete

Jun 8, 6:30pm - Jun 8, 7:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Join Matt Wiest 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.... See MoreSee Less

24 interested
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Jun 10, 8:05am - Jun 10, 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
Bouldering Divas

Bouldering Divas

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

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

The all women, ONLY women, evening of bouldering in the Cave! Midwest Mountaineering employee and climber Malaz 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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49 interested  ·  13 going
Tarp Shelter Basics

Tarp Shelter Basics

Jun 15, 6:30pm - Jun 15, 7:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Midwest Mountaineering employee Layla Monegon walks you through setting up basic tarps for cooking and sleeping. She'll cover a range of terrains and conditions, from windy beaches to rainy woods.... See MoreSee Less

18 interested  ·  3 going
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Jun 17, 8:05am - Jun 17, 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  ·  1 going
Crevasse Rescue w/Ian Timberlake

Crevasse Rescue w/Ian Timberlake

Jun 17, 10:00am - Jun 17, 12:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Crevasse rescue is an essential practice to remain safe on a mountain​. If you or your climbing partner fall into a crevasse or over an edge, you need to know how to get out before weather, injury, or muscle fatigue sets in, further reducing your chances of getting off the mountain alive. Nearly every crevasse rescue requires a level of improvisation based on the gear you have and how and where the fall occurs. Only a principled understanding of the method can help you in these scenarios. Once a fundamental knowledge of this technique is attained, rescue will be fast, safe, less stressful.

Join Midwest Mountaineering climber, Ian, for a hands on, practiced crevasse rescue scenario just outside the store, where you will get a fundamental understanding of crevasse rescue technique.

You would benefit to attend the clinic with the ability to tie the following knots: figure eight, butterfly, prussik, water knot and/or double fishermans, however, this isn't necessary for attendance. If you would like to bring your own mountain gear, you are more than welcome.

By attending this clinic, Midwest Mountaineering and its associates are not held accountable for any accidents of relation to crevasse rescue.
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20 interested  ·  1 going
Superior Hiking Trail w/Alison Heebsh

Superior Hiking Trail w/Alison Heebsh

Jun 19, 6:30pm - Jun 19, 7:30pm

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  ·  6 going
Climbing 101

Climbing 101

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

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 Midwest Mountaineering employee and climber Malaz. 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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16 interested
The Need-to-Know: BWCA

The Need-to-Know: BWCA

Jun 20, 6:30pm - Jun 20, 7:30pm

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

45 interested  ·  1 going
Backpacking Basics

Backpacking Basics

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

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Midwest Mountaineering employee Megan walks you through the basics of planning and preparing for your first backpacking adventure!... See MoreSee Less

118 interested  ·  10 going
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Jun 24, 8:05am - Jun 24, 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

6 interested
Climbing 102

Climbing 102

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

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

The Climbing 101 clinic is a prerequisite for this clinic. Midwest Mountaineering employee and climber Malaz 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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11 interested  ·  2 going
Backpacker Get Out More Tour

Backpacker Get Out More Tour

Jun 27, 5:00pm - Jun 27, 7:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Join Backpacker’s Get Out More all star ambassador Randy Propster for a seminar full of trail tested tips, regional trip advice and outdoor gear.... See MoreSee Less

41 interested  ·  6 going
Midwest Mountaineering Paddlesport Demo

Midwest Mountaineering Paddlesport Demo

Jun 28, 5:00pm - Jun 28, 7:30pm

Lake Nokomis
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

4 interested
Climbing Divas 101

Climbing Divas 101

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

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 Midwest Mountaineering employee and climber Malaz. 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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8 interested
Map and Compass Navigation [Tentative]

Map and Compass Navigation [Tentative]

Jul 17, 6:30pm - Jul 17, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

If you are going into the wilderness you should carry a compass and the appropriate maps, and be able to use them. This clinic will cover the features and use of a compass, map interpretation, how to locate yourself on a map, how to plot a bearing, and tips for following it.

This class is tentatively scheduled for 7/17 at 6:30 p.m. Stay tuned to Midwest Mountaineering's Facebook page for updates.
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6 interested
Midwest Mountaineering Paddlesport Demo

Midwest Mountaineering Paddlesport Demo

Jul 19, 5:00pm - Jul 19, 7:30pm

Lake Nokomis
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

1 interested
The Need-to-Know: BWCA

The Need-to-Know: BWCA

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

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

1 interested
Midwest Mountaineering Paddlesport Demo

Midwest Mountaineering Paddlesport Demo

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

Lake Nokomis
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

1 interested