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Adventuring with your Dog

Adventuring with your Dog

Jul 27, 6:00pm - Jul 27, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 Map

Ever wanted to take your furry pal on an outdoor adventure, but don't know where to begin? Join Steve Schreader and Cinna from Midwest Mountaineering to talk about what outdoor activities are good for humans & dogs, what gear to bring, and learn all the tips and tricks for taking your dog and/or cat on outdoor adventures!!Space will be limited to 25 people. Call the store at 612-339-3433 to reserve your spot.... See MoreSee Less

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BIPOC Bouldering 102

BIPOC Bouldering 102

Jul 28, 5:45pm - Jul 28, 7:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 Map

Join Autumn to learn about commonly used climbing terms, as well as strengthening exercises specific for climbing. She will also introduce some more advanced bouldering movement. This clinic is building on BIPOC Bouldering 101.Hi my name is Autumn (she/her/hers) and I love to climb! My experience includes a mix of bouldering and sport-climbing. Some of my favorite places to boulder in Minnesota include the Minneapolis Bouldering Project and the Louisville swamp boulder. Come say hi, I'm always looking to meet and climb with new folks! This clinic is only open to members of the BIPOC community. Limited to 10 people, call the store at 612-339-3433 to sign up.... See MoreSee Less

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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!... See MoreSee Less

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Climbing 101

Climbing 101

Aug 2, 6:00pm - Aug 2, 7:00pm+4Sep 6, 6:00pm - Sep 6, 7:00pmOct 4, 6:00pm - Oct 4, 7:00pmNov 1, 6:00pm - Nov 1, 7:00pmDec 6, 6:00pm - Dec 6, 7:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 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 American Alpine-Twin Cities Chapter Leader, Steve Schreader. All equipment provided. Wear comfortable clothing!All climbers must have a completed liability waiver on file at Midwest Mountaineering (available to sign when you arrive for your climbing clinic). 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.Note: If no one has registered for the class by 12pm the day-of, we will cancel the class. Register early! Call the store at 612-339-3433 to reserve your spot!... See MoreSee Less

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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____________________________________________________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... See MoreSee Less

16 interested
Women on the Superior Hiking Trail

Women on the Superior Hiking Trail

Aug 7, 10:30am

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 Map

A presentation and Q&A with Annie Nelson, author of “Thru-Hike the Superior Hiking Trail” guide.Learn practical tips for planning and enjoying a thru-hike or long-distance hike on the SHT. Annie will discuss what to expect from the trail, how to resupply food and gear, the risks, and the great reward found while thru-hiking one of Minnesota’s premier long-distance trails.Annie knows first-hand the empowerment thru-hiking the Superior Hiking Trail can offer women. In this clinic, she’ll present information tailored toward those who identify as female.Annie Nelson is the author of “Thru-Hike the Superior Hiking Trail,” has solo backpacked more than 2,000 miles in the northwoods, and earned a Journalism degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia. Learn more at: wildstory.siteCall the store at 612-339-3433 to reserve your spot!... See MoreSee Less

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Women's Bouldering

Women's Bouldering

Aug 9, 6:00pm - Aug 9, 7:00pm+4Sep 13, 6:00pm - Sep 13, 7:00pmOct 11, 6:00pm - Oct 11, 7:00pmNov 8, 6:00pm - Nov 8, 7:00pmDec 13, 6:00pm - Dec 13, 7:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 Map

Come one come many to all women, ONLY women, for an evening of bouldering in the Cave! Izzie, Midwest Mountaineering Staff member & member of the American Alpine Club, 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 $3Note: If no one has registered for the class by 12pm the day-of, we will cancel the class. Register early!Call the store at 612-339-3433 to register!... See MoreSee Less

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Women's Climbing 101

Women's Climbing 101

Aug 16, 6:00pm - Aug 16, 7:00pm+4Sep 20, 6:00pm - Sep 20, 7:00pmOct 18, 6:00pm - Oct 18, 7:00pmNov 15, 6:00pm - Nov 15, 7:00pmDec 20, 6:00pm - Dec 20, 7:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 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. Led by Midwest Staff Member, Layla. Sign up early because these classes are popular!All climbers must have a completed liability waiver on file at Midwest Mountaineering (Available to sign the day of your clinic). 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.Note: If no one has registered for the class by 12pm the day-of, we will cancel the class. Register early!Call the store at 612-339-3433 to register!... See MoreSee Less

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Superior Hiking Trail Trip Planning Workshop

Superior Hiking Trail Trip Planning Workshop

Aug 17, 6:00pm - Aug 17, 7:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 Map

Thinking about hiking all or a portion of the Superior Hiking Trail this season or next season? Join Steve Schreader who thru-hiked the SHT as a part of his Ode 2 MN trip back in 2018 and learn all about planning hikes of all different lengths, from short day trips to thru hikes.This clinic will be limited to 25 people. Call the store at 612-339-3433 to reserve your spot!... See MoreSee Less

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Climbing 102

Climbing 102

Aug 23, 6:00pm - Aug 23, 7:00pm+4Sep 27, 6:00pm - Sep 27, 7:00pmOct 25, 6:00pm - Oct 25, 7:00pmNov 22, 6:00pm - Nov 22, 7:00pmDec 27, 6:00pm - Dec 27, 7:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 Map

The Climbing 101 clinic is a prerequisite for this clinic. American Alpine-Twin Cities Chapter Leader, Steve Schreader 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.Note: If no one has registered for the class by 12pm the day-of, we will cancel the class. Register early!Call the store at 612-339-3433... See MoreSee Less

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Breaking into the Outdoors - A BIPOC Group Conversation

Breaking into the Outdoors - A BIPOC Group Conversation

Aug 26, 6:00pm - Aug 26, 7:30pm+4Sep 9, 6:00pm - Sep 9, 7:30pmSep 23, 6:00pm - Sep 23, 7:30pmOct 14, 6:00pm - Oct 14, 7:30pmOct 28, 6:00pm - Oct 28, 7:30pm

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.Discussion topics vary by week, based on interest. Send us a message if you have a topic you would like to focus on and we can tailor the conversation to that ahead of time!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 or sign up at www.eventbrite.com/e/breaking-into-the-outdoors-a-conversation-for-bipoc-people-tickets-161803764... 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."... See MoreSee Less

24 interested
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____________________________________________________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... See MoreSee Less

14 interested
Paddling the BWCA in October

Paddling the BWCA in October

Sep 7, 6:00pm - Sep 7, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 Map

Want to avoid the crowds, the heat, and the bugs on your BWCA trips? Consider going in October!! With milder temperatures, less people, and no bugs, plus no need for a reserved permit, it is one of the best times to go. However, there are a number of things to think about when heading in the remote wilderness of the BWCA during this time of year that make it very different from going in the summer season, such as snow. Join Steve Schreader who recently completed a trek into the BWCA last October and came out to full fledged snowstorm and learn all about the important things to think about while venturing into the BWCA in October. This clinic will be limited to 25 people. Call the store at 612-339-3433 to reserve your spot!... See MoreSee Less

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