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Intro to Backcountry Photography

Intro to Backcountry Photography

Jun 22, 6:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 Map

Want to get that perfect shot on your next backcountry trip? Join Ian as he discusses backcountry hiking and gear selection for photographers. Narrow down your gear and still get that shot, hike faster and lighter! Whether your interest is in wildlife, landscape, or outdoor recreation photography, Ian will cover what you need to know to safely and efficiently pack your gear on trail.

Ian Timberlake, Midwest Mountaineering Buyer, has made nature photography one of his primary hobbies. His photos have been shown internationally in Berlin and The Hague art galleries. His work has also been on YouTube, The Art of Photography, and has been featured among the halls of the University of Minnesota.

This is a FREE clinic, however space is limited to 25 people. Please call the store at (612)-339-3433 to reserve your spot.
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Breaking into the Outdoors - A BIPOC Group Conversation

Breaking into the Outdoors - A BIPOC Group Conversation

Jun 24, 6:00pm - Jun 24, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 Map

On the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 6 - 8 PM join Adan Torres as we discuss Breaking into the Outdoors - A BIPOC Group Conversation.

We will be covering topics that are seasonal to getting outside in Minnesota. This forum will be a space to answer any questions that you have and engage in discussion about outdoor access and community. This is an open forum and will begin as such with the possibility of transitioning to set topics in the future based on participant feedback.

This is a free event for BIPOC people who have an interest in the outdoors; limited to 25. Please call the store at 612-339-3433 to reserve your spot!

This event is led by Adan Torres, Operations Manager at Midwest Mountaineering. "I am an outdoor enthusiast, originally from Southern Texas, but residing now in Minneapolis with my partner and two kids. Over the years I've worked in many industries and have been fortunate to experience lots of places. The outdoors has been my refuge from the chaos of social life, it has been a non- judgmental place that is refreshing in today's world. I hope that I can help you grow in your outdoors skills, knowledge, and trust."
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Backpacking 101 w/ Backpack the Trails

Backpacking 101 w/ Backpack the Trails

Jun 30, 5:45pm - Jun 30, 6:45pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 Map

We are working with the wonderful folks at Midwest Mountaineering and are following guidelines from our local health officials. Masks will be required, and we will work to maintain a 6-foot distance between participants.

This $10 course is limited to 15 people in-person, so registration is required!

Please be sure to register on our website: www.backpackthetrails.com/classes/backpacking-101-june2021session2
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Want to learn backpacking basics? Want to avoid common rookie mistakes? Join this hands-on classroom training! Come learn the ins-and-outs of backpacking with Backpack the Trails!

You will gain information about what to bring (and what not to bring), how to pack a backpack, keep food safe on trail, filter water, operate a stove, trail permits and more!

These events are hosted by Michelle Schroeder, former Midwest Mountaineering employee and founder of Backpack the Trails. Michelle has been an outdoor enthusiast for 40+ years and was raised by a father who wished to be a mountain man. Her favorite backpacking trails include the JMT, Grand Canyon, The Wonderland Trail (Mt. Rainier), Mt. Robson (Canada), California’s Lost Coast, and New Zealand. Michelle teaches people how to backpack and is a NOLS-Certified Wilderness First Responder.

Learn more about Backpack the Trails on their website: www.backpackthetrails.com
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Intro to Sport Climbing

Intro to Sport Climbing

Jul 1, 6:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 Map

Interested in starting to climb outdoors? Excited about trying a new sport this summer? Join Midwest Mountaineering's Joe for Intro to Sport Climbing!

In this clinic, Joe will discuss the evolution of sport climbing from traditional climbing. Joe will also talk about getting started leading in the gym and converting those skills to the outdoors.

Joe has been sport climbing for just over five years, the majority of that time was spent clipping bolts in the Red River Gorge. He's also been lucky enough to travel to cool places like the Mediterranean coast of Spain, Sweden, and Southern California. And is excited to share his passion for the sport with everyone!

Capacity is limited to 25 people. Call the store at 612-339-3433 to reserve your spot!
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Sport Climbing the Red River Gorge

Sport Climbing the Red River Gorge

Jul 15, 6:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 Map

Join Midwest Mountaineering's Joe for the second clinic in his sport climbing series, this time all about the Red River Gorge (a sport climber's paradise).

This clinic is designed for beginning climbers who are interested in heading to the Red River Gorge for the first time! You will go over the best spots to camp, the classic RRG crags, where to go in inclement weather, and best rest-day activities.

Joe has been sport climbing for just over five years, the majority of that time was spent clipping bolts in the Red River Gorge. He's also been lucky enough to travel to cool places like the Mediterranean coast of Spain, Sweden, and Southern California.

Capacity is limited to 25 people. Call the store at 612-339-3433 to reserve your spot!
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Sport Climbing: How to Pack in a Carry - On

Sport Climbing: How to Pack in a Carry - On

Jul 29, 6:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 Map

Join Midwest Mountaineering's Joe for the third clinic in the Sport Climbing series, this time all about sport climbing overseas and how to pack ONLY in a carry on!

In this clinic, Joe will take a look at what it takes to climb overseas. He will also discuss packing strategies to avoid having to check your gear.

Joe has been sport climbing for just over five years, the majority of that time was spent clipping bolts in the Red River Gorge. He's also been lucky enough to travel to cool places like the Mediterranean coast of Spain, Sweden, and Southern California.

Capacity is limited to 25 people! Call the store at 612-339-3433 to reserve your spot!
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Backpacking 101 w/ Backpack the Trails

Backpacking 101 w/ Backpack the Trails

Aug 3, 5:45pm - Aug 3, 6:45pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 Map

We are working with the wonderful folks at Midwest Mountaineering and are following guidelines from our local health officials. Masks will be required, and we will work to maintain a 6-foot distance between participants.

This $10 course is limited to 15 people in-person, so registration is required!

Please be sure to register on our website: www.backpackthetrails.com/classes/backpacking-101-aug2021
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Want to learn backpacking basics? Want to avoid common rookie mistakes? Join this hands-on classroom training! Come learn the ins-and-outs of backpacking with Backpack the Trails!

You will gain information about what to bring (and what not to bring), how to pack a backpack, keep food safe on trail, filter water, operate a stove, trail permits and more!

These events are hosted by Michelle Schroeder, former Midwest Mountaineering employee and founder of Backpack the Trails. Michelle has been an outdoor enthusiast for 40+ years and was raised by a father who wished to be a mountain man. Her favorite backpacking trails include the JMT, Grand Canyon, The Wonderland Trail (Mt. Rainier), Mt. Robson (Canada), California’s Lost Coast, and New Zealand. Michelle teaches people how to backpack and is a NOLS-Certified Wilderness First Responder.

Learn more about Backpack the Trails on their website: www.backpackthetrails.com
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Backpacking 101 w/ Backpack the Trails

Backpacking 101 w/ Backpack the Trails

Sep 1, 5:45pm - Sep 1, 6:45pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 Map

We are working with the wonderful folks at Midwest Mountaineering and are following guidelines from our local health officials. Masks will be required, and we will work to maintain a 6-foot distance between participants.

This $10 course is limited to 15 people in-person, so registration is required!

Please be sure to register on our website: www.backpackthetrails.com/classes/backpacking-101-sept2021
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Want to learn backpacking basics? Want to avoid common rookie mistakes? Join this hands-on classroom training! Come learn the ins-and-outs of backpacking with Backpack the Trails!

You will gain information about what to bring (and what not to bring), how to pack a backpack, keep food safe on trail, filter water, operate a stove, trail permits and more!

These events are hosted by Michelle Schroeder, former Midwest Mountaineering employee and founder of Backpack the Trails. Michelle has been an outdoor enthusiast for 40+ years and was raised by a father who wished to be a mountain man. Her favorite backpacking trails include the JMT, Grand Canyon, The Wonderland Trail (Mt. Rainier), Mt. Robson (Canada), California’s Lost Coast, and New Zealand. Michelle teaches people how to backpack and is a NOLS-Certified Wilderness First Responder.

Learn more about Backpack the Trails on their website: www.backpackthetrails.com
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