Programs, Classes and Events


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.

Look for email coupons for free beer, root beer, pint glasses, popcorn, live music, 7:30 prize drawing, discounts and Backpacker Magazine Randy Propster's seminar on trail tested tips.
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162 interested  ·  36 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

54 interested  ·  12 going
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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24 interested
Protect Yourself: Ticks & Other Bugs

Protect Yourself: Ticks & Other Bugs

Jun 29, 6:30pm - Jun 29, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

You've probably heard the forbidding forecast for ticks this year, but fear not!

Avery Peace from Frenatae, the entomology graduate student association at the University of Minnesota, will share important info on ticks, mosquitoes, and more in the creepy-crawly educational opportunity of the summer. A prerequisite for anyone who loves the outdoors!

About UMN Frenatae: Frenatae’s mission is to promote the professional development and well-being of entomology students at the U, as well as to foster a better understanding and appreciation of insects and their kin in the greater Minnesota community.
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27 interested  ·  3 going
MWM Book Club Meeting

MWM Book Club Meeting

Jul 5, 6:30pm - Jul 5, 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 (June's book of the month was "Explorers of the Mississippi" by Tim Severin) and an introduction of the next month’s book. New members always welcome!

July's book of the month is "Desert Solitaire" by Edward Abbey.
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4 interested  ·  3 going
Hammocks: Demo & Info Event

Hammocks: Demo & Info Event

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

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Kick-off event for the hammock sale 7/6-12!

Midwest Mountaineering employee and hammock enthusiast Adam “Chip” Vachon will demonstrate hammock setup and use on the Grassy Knoll (to the north of the store across from the parking lot). He’ll answer any questions prospective hammock owners might have about brands, materials, and camping.
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24 interested
Make Your Own Alcohol Stove

Make Your Own Alcohol Stove

Jul 8, 10:00am - Jul 8, 12:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Midwest Mountaineering employees Dan Felland and Adam "Chip" Vachon explore the history and evolution of the lightweight camping stove. Learn about different fuel options along with the advantages of each style and how they can be optimized to suite your next adventure.

The second half of the clinic will include step-by-step instructions on how to build your very own lightweight alcohol stove. All materials will be provided.

While this class is free, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Call 612.339.3433 to register.
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16 interested  ·  4 going
Superior Hiking Trail with Kim Fishburn

Superior Hiking Trail with Kim Fishburn

Jul 11, 6:30pm - Jul 11, 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

54 interested  ·  7 going
Map and Compass Navigation

Map and Compass Navigation

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.... See MoreSee Less

99 interested  ·  12 going
Moving Through Nature

Moving Through Nature

Jul 18, 6:30pm - Jul 18, 8:00pm

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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31 interested  ·  2 going
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

31 interested  ·  2 going
Ultralight Backpacking

Ultralight Backpacking

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

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Ultralight backpacking emphasizes carrying the lightest/simplest gear safely possible for a trip. Midwest Mountaineering employee and ultralight enthusiast Adam “Chip” Vachon walks you through how to shave some weight off your pack and go ultralight on your next trip.... See MoreSee Less

69 interested  ·  7 going
Kekekabic Trail Volunteering

Kekekabic Trail Volunteering

Jul 26, 6:30pm - Jul 26, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

The Kekekabic Trail, commonly referred to as 'The Kek', is a hiking trail that runs about 41 miles from Snowbank Road near Ely, Minnesota to the western terminus of the Gunflint Trail in northwestern Cook County. The North Country Trail Association (NCTA) will inform and educate attendees on the needs and volunteer opportunities on “the Kek”. They are seeking to recruit additional volunteers as well as crew leaders.... See MoreSee Less

4 interested
MWM Book Club Meeting

MWM Book Club Meeting

Aug 2, 6:30pm - Aug 2, 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 (July's book of the month was "Desert Solitaire" by Edward Abbey) and an introduction of the next month’s book. New members always welcome!

August's book of the month is "Lost in the Wild" by Cary Griffith.
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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

9 interested  ·  2 going
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

10 interested  ·  2 going
Moving Through Nature

Moving Through Nature

Aug 29, 6:30pm - Aug 29, 8:00pm

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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3 interested