Programs, Classes and Events

Upcoming Events
(Partial listing – more events coming soon.)

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Nov 25, 8:00am - Nov 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
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22 interested  ·  1 going
Climbing 102

Climbing 102

Nov 27, 6:30pm - Nov 27, 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
Jeffs World Movie: Final Twin Cities Screening!

Jeff's World Movie: Final Twin Cities Screening!

Nov 30, 7:00pm - Nov 30, 10:00pm

Cowles Auditorium, 301 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN Map

LAST CALL! to see Jeff's World: The Movie on the big screen!

• CLIMBING FILM @ 7:00 PM in COWLES AUDITORIUM •
• AFTERPARTY at MIDWEST MOUNTAINEERING •
• A FREE BEER from LAKES AND LEGENDS •
• DOOR PRIZES! •

Join us on Thursday, November 30th for the final Twin Cities screening of Jeff's World: The Movie! We're going to celebrate with a party afterward at Midwest Mountaineering, complete with a FREE beer from Lakes and Legends for all attendees, and of course, door prizes! We sure hope to see you there! Be sure to get your tickets in advance. Ticket link is above.

TICKETS
$12 online (ticket link above)
$15 at the door

Brought to you by:
John Reamer of Ameriprise Financial
Gear Junkie
Lakes and Legends
Midwest Mountaineering
Adventure Minnesota Films.

OFFICIAL FILM TRAILER:

vimeo.com/210279728

FILM SYNOPSIS:

SEEK • FIND • DEVELOP • CLIMB

A story of discovery, vision and grit, "Jeff’s World" takes a humorous behind-the-scenes look into the world of rock climbing and the tenacity required to build a sport climbing destination (and a raft) accessible only by boat and hidden in a pristine wilderness of shimmering lakes, dense forest, and blood-sucking insects.

Follow Jeff Engel, an accomplished route developer, and his friends as they seek, find, develop and climb Jeff’s World, a wild and remote climbing area ten miles beyond the Minnesota border into Canada.

STARRING: Jeff Engel, Tyler Hoffart and Sean Foster
DIRECTED BY: Brenda Piekarski
1 Hour

www.adventuremnfilms.com

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT:

Jeff's World is a climbing film unique to the genre because the focus is not on sending hard projects or following well-known athletes, but instead highlights the behind-the-scenes of rock climbing. The film showcases route development, bolting and the grit it takes to create and maintain a climbing area.

The intention of Jeff's World is to give climbers and non-climbers alike a glimpse into the dedication, details and tenacity required to build a climbing area. The goal is to educate the community and beyond through entertainment, promote stewardship for our climbing lands, and support the many individuals that give so much to make climbing areas accessible to all of us.

In addition to the Jeff's World film, my goal as a filmmaker is to create inspiring tales of adventure that encourage the audience to explore all the wild wilderness around them and within themselves.

Sincerely,
Brenda Piekarski

SOUNDTRACK

Thank you to all the fantastic Minnesota musicians that contributed to the Jeff's World film! Please check out their links and support these bands! (Songs are listed in order of play in the movie.)

“This Ole Way” by Actual Wolf
“Brave and Alive” by The Sudden Lovelys
“Mayday” by Verskotzi
“The Winnowing” by Swallows
“Sunshine” by Davina and the Vagabonds
“Now Broadcasting from Minneapolis” by Freddy Fresh – A special shout out to Freddy Fresh for the custom composition of this song for the film. Thank you!
“Back Into the Wild” by The Sudden Lovelys
“Water Tower” by Gaslighters Union
“You Are All Friends of Mine” by Joey Ryan & the Inks
“Mouth of the Beast” by Kristoff Krane
“Hungry Bears” by OME
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Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Dec 2, 8:00am - Dec 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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12 interested  ·  2 going
Midwest Mountaineering Employee Garage Sale

Midwest Mountaineering Employee Garage Sale

Dec 2, 9:00am - Dec 3, 6:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Our employees really enjoy the outdoors - and they upgrade their gear throughout the year. This is a great chance to cash-in on some good used outdoor clothing and equipment. There's something for everyone: tents, sleeping bags, hiking poles, clothing, footwear, camping and backpacking gear. You never know what you'll find! Come early to pick up the best deals. (Sat December 2nd 9am-9pm, Sun December 3rd 10am-6pm)... See MoreSee Less

1356 interested  ·  84 going
Climbing 101

Climbing 101

Dec 4, 6:30pm - Dec 4, 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!

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.
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71 interested  ·  14 going
Winter Camping: The Basics

Winter Camping: The Basics

Dec 5, 6:30pm - Dec 5, 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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368 interested  ·  26 going
MWM Book Club Meeting

MWM Book Club Meeting

Dec 6, 6:30pm - Dec 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 and an introduction of the next month’s book. New members always welcome!

December's book of the month is "Deep Survival" by Laurence Gonzales.
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Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Dec 9, 8:00am - Dec 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  ·  1 going
Bouldering Divas

Bouldering Divas

Dec 11, 6:30pm - Dec 11, 8:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Come one come many to 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.

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  ·  4 going
Winter Camping: Beyond the Basics

Winter Camping: Beyond the Basics

Dec 12, 6:30pm - Dec 12, 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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348 interested  ·  19 going
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Dec 16, 8:00am - Dec 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
... See MoreSee Less

11 interested  ·  1 going
Climbing Divas 101

Climbing Divas 101

Dec 18, 6:30pm - Dec 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!

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.
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66 interested  ·  6 going
Moving Through Nature

Moving Through Nature

Dec 19, 6:30pm - Dec 19, 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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110 interested  ·  6 going
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Dec 23, 8:00am - Dec 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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19 interested
Climbing 102

Climbing 102

Dec 28, 6:30pm - Dec 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!

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.
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9 interested  ·  2 going
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Dec 30, 8:00am - Dec 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
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2 interested
Stargazing Seminar

Stargazing Seminar

Jan 2, 6:00pm - Jan 2, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Join Charlie McElveen from the Minnesota Astronomical Society for a seminar that will paint the ‘big picture’ night sky, and our place in it!

This seminar will orient you to the movement of the earth in its yearly journey around our sun, and why we can thank that for our seasons; Provide a working knowledge of the moon’s orbit around us, and how that influences our tides and climate; Locate us in the universe’s map system including knowing what’s around us; Offer a sense of the “astronomical” size of our known universe by touring some of the great features of our night sky, such as globular and open clusters, galaxies, and nebula; and give you a glimpse into star formation, and why we are all made of “star stuff"
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Ice Climbing 101

Ice Climbing 101

Jan 4, 6:30pm - Jan 4, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Looking to try out a new sport this winter? Ice climbing can open up a brand new way to enjoy the outdoors.

Join Midwest Mountaineering employee, Mirja Hasan, to learn about the ins and outs of ice climbing. This clinic will go over layering, gear, movement, safety, locations, and resources. By the end of the clinic you should feel comfortable enough to get out there and have fun!
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98 interested  ·  9 going
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Jan 6, 8:00am - Jan 6, 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

4 interested  ·  1 going
Bouldering Divas

Bouldering Divas

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

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Come one come many to 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.

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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4 interested
Equity & Inclusion in Green Spaces

Equity & Inclusion in Green Spaces

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

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

As the National Parks Service celebrates its 100th anniversary, a long overdue, national dialogue has emerged surrounding the underrepresentation of people of color in green spaces. Parks, nature centers, wilderness camps, resorts, and outdoor retailers are working hard to reach people of all backgrounds, but change can't seem to come quickly enough, and many people are simply unaware of the inequities that have kept people of color from fully engaging in the outdoors as an option for recreation and relaxation.

Jessica Ostrov is an educator, activist, and mother. As a member of the Outreach and Inclusion committee for YMCA Camp du Nord, a family camp near Ely, MN, Jessica has been a key contributor to outreach initiatives aimed at connecting families from underrepresented communities with wilderness experiences. Join her during this evening for a workshop that will explore questions such as:

- Why is it critical to engage all people in the great outdoors?
- What factors have contributed to the current statistics?
- How can people already comfortable in nature become agents of change?
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210 interested  ·  18 going
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Jan 13, 8:00am - Jan 13, 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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1 interested
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Jan 20, 8:00am - Jan 20, 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

2 interested