Programs, Classes and Events

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

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Oct 21, 8:05am - Oct 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
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37 interested  ·  1 going
KÜHL Waffle Saturday

KÜHL Waffle Saturday

Oct 21, 9:00am - Oct 21, 12:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Rise and shine! Come join us for a waffle & coffee with your favorite outdoor lifestyle brand KÜHL. Enjoy a delicious waffle smothered in your favorites and a fresh cup of java from our local coffee shop Humble Cup. Shop new men's and women's fun fall styles from KÜHL with all KÜHL apparel on sale!... See MoreSee Less

53 interested  ·  7 going
Wild Cedar-Riverside: An Urban Nature Hike

Wild Cedar-Riverside: An Urban Nature Hike

Oct 21, 10:30am - Oct 21, 12:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Join us for a guided nature hike through Midwest's neighborhood. Every urban resident, certainly every Minneapolis resident, lives in close proximity to a diversity of trees, vines, shrubs, insects, birds, mammals, and a web of other macro- and micro-organisms. How often do you notice them? How many do you know the names of?

Don your hiking boots, grab your trekking poles - or just put on a comfy pair of walking shoes - and see the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood with new eyes. We'll identify some plants and animals and discuss some of the ways that nature, people, and cities interact. The walk will be ~1 mile long, starting and ending at Midwest Mountaineering---please dress for the weather!

This program will be led by Liz Dengate, a past ranger with the National Park Service and current naturalist at the Minnesota Zoo, who has an MS degree in Conservation Ecology, studied urban planning in undergrad, and loves looking at trees.
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153 interested  ·  9 going
Climbing Divas 101

Climbing Divas 101

Oct 23, 6:30pm - Oct 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 expert climber 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.
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28 interested  ·  5 going
Winter Camping: Beyond the Basics

Winter Camping: Beyond the Basics

Oct 25, 6:30pm - Oct 25, 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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407 interested  ·  22 going
Stargazing Seminar

Stargazing Seminar

Oct 26, 6:00pm - Oct 26, 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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98 interested  ·  4 going
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Oct 28, 8:05am - Oct 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
... See MoreSee Less

23 interested  ·  1 going
Climbing 102

Climbing 102

Oct 30, 6:30pm - Oct 30, 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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16 interested  ·  2 going
Climbing 101

Climbing 101

Nov 2, 6:30pm - Nov 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 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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30 interested
Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Iyengar Yoga [Free]

Nov 4, 8:00am - Oct 27, 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

20 interested  ·  1 going
REEL ROCK 12 - Hosted by Midwest Mountaineering

REEL ROCK 12 - Hosted by Midwest Mountaineering

Nov 4, 7:00pm - Nov 4, 9:00pm

Willey Hall
Minneapolis, MN  55455 Map

Hosted by Midwest Mountaineering, The REEL ROCK Film Tour brings one of the best climbing and adventure films of the year to the Twin Cities. Join us at 7pm on November 4th at Willey Hall on the UofMn west bank. Tickets are $12 and are available now via midwestmtn.com/tickets!... See MoreSee Less

229 interested  ·  41 going
Climbing Divas 101

Climbing Divas 101

Nov 6, 6:30pm - Nov 6, 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!
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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9 interested
Winter Camping: The Basics

Winter Camping: The Basics

Nov 7, 6:30pm - Nov 7, 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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158 interested  ·  15 going
Climbing Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro

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

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Have you ever thought about climbing to the roof of Africa? Climbing the tallest and most recognizable Mountain in Africa might sound intimidating, but with some preparation it's possible for anyone. Mateo Frumholtz is here to show you that it’s doable and to motivate you to embrace the challenge. From training in the Twin Cities to scrambling up to see the glaciers on Mt. Kilimanjaro, he'll share his eye-opening experience, answer any questions and teach you about Tanzanian mountaineering culture.... See MoreSee Less

129 interested  ·  15 going
Bouldering Divas

Bouldering Divas

Nov 13, 6:30pm - Nov 13, 8:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

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.
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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4 interested  ·  2 going
Adventure Travel to Face Your Fears

Adventure Travel to Face Your Fears

Nov 15, 6:30pm - Nov 15, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Can two 50-plus working moms with fear of heights, limited navigation skills, open water anxiety, and nervousness on road bikes manage to bike 70km on Tour de France roads, hike 8 days across the Swiss Alps and swim 12km in cold Slovenian lakes and rivers? Come hear how we planned and executed our "EuroTriathlon" through France, Switzerland and Slovenia, see photos from the journey and lessons learned... See MoreSee Less

41 interested  ·  3 going
Fall Outdoor Adventure Expo

Fall Outdoor Adventure Expo

Nov 17, 2:00pm - Nov 19, 5:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Join us for our Fall Outdoor Adventure Expo, November 17th, 18th, and 19th, starting at 2pm on Friday! Everything in the store will be on sale. Featuring 85 presentations and 50 exhibitors, our Expo newspaper is chock-full of information. View an online version of our Expo newspaper and additional details: www.midwestmtn.com/outdoor-adventure-expos

We’ve moved the exhibitors across the street to the warm, dry Humphrey School on the U of MN West Bank. Parking behind the store is open - at a $6 event rate (no parking validations).
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316 interested  ·  100 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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6 interested
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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2 interested
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.
... See MoreSee Less

35 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.
... See MoreSee Less

1 interested
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.
... See MoreSee Less

62 interested
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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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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24 interested  ·  1 going