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Iyengar Yoga ($10)

Iyengar Yoga ($10)

Oct 19, 8:30am - Oct 19, 9:30am

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 8:15 and 8:30 a.m.** No sign up required. Pay at register.

**Yoga will take place at 8:30am In the Expedition room**
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Women's Climbing 101

Women's Climbing 101

Oct 21, 6:00pm - Oct 21, 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. Led by our instructor, Allie. 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.

Note: If no one has registered for the class by 12pm the day-of, we will cancel the class. Register early!
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14 interested  ·  2 going
Winter Camping: The Basics

Winter Camping: The Basics

Oct 23, 6:00pm - Oct 23, 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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46 interested  ·  6 going
Iyengar Yoga ($10)

Iyengar Yoga ($10)

Oct 26, 8:30am - Oct 26, 9:30am

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 8:15 and 8:30 a.m.** No sign up required. Pay at register.

**Yoga will take place at 8:30am In the Expedition room**
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Reel Rock 14 Film Festival Tour

Reel Rock 14 Film Festival Tour

Oct 26, 7:00pm - Oct 26, 9:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Join us October 26 at 7:00pm for the best climbing films in the world! Located at Willey Hall Auditorium on the West Bank of the U of M.

Tickets are $12 and will go fast - buy your tickets at Midwest Mountaineering, or online ($3 service fee per online order).
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245 interested  ·  31 going
Climbing 102

Climbing 102

Oct 28, 6:00pm - Oct 28, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

The Climbing 101 clinic is a prerequisite for this clinic. Minneapolis Bouldering Project instructor Hillary 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!
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4 interested
Winter Camping: Beyond the Basics

Winter Camping: Beyond the Basics

Oct 30, 6:00pm - Oct 30, 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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26 interested  ·  3 going
Iyengar Yoga ($10)

Iyengar Yoga ($10)

Nov 2, 8:30am - Nov 2, 9:30am

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 8:15 and 8:30 a.m.** No sign up required. Pay at register.

**Yoga will take place at 8:30am In the Expedition room**
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2 interested
Climbing 101

Climbing 101

Nov 4, 6:00pm - Nov 4, 8:00pm

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 Minneapolis Bouldering Project instructor Hillary! 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.

Note: If no one has registered for the class by 12pm the day-of, we will cancel the class. Register early!
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6 interested
Skiing with Alignment

Skiing with Alignment

Nov 6, 6:00pm - Nov 6, 7:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

NE Minneapolis's structural-corrective chiropractor, Dr. Erin McFerson (McFerson Chiropractic- Structural Corrective Care), and favorite alignment-based yoga teacher and studio owner, Laurel Van Matre (YOGA Garden), will take you through an educational and hands on workshop focused on structural alignment. They will teach you how to maintain proper alignment throughout your favorite winter activity of skiing whether downhill or cross country. Making alignment easy to understand and apply to other daily activities is their goal, bring on the shoveling!

LAUREL VAN MATRE E-RYT 500 (Founder & Director of YOGA GARDEN) Laurel is a Minneapolis, MN based Yogi, Designer, and Entrepreneur. A yoga practitioner for over 22 years and teacher for more than 18 years, Laurel is known for her ability to help her students align each pose, while giving it relevance to their daily working lives. Her many years of experience has given her the ability to meet the student where they are in their practice, helping them find a way to access poses that elude them, whether they are beginners or advanced. While many people think of yoga is as meditative, making it fun is equally important to her. She teaches weekly public classes at her studio, corporate and group privates, and coaches individuals.
In addition to YOGA Garden she is the co-founder of GYPSET Yoga Retreats. She holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin, has lived in London and travelled extensively through Europe and Asia.
For more information about Laurel, visit her website at www.yogagardenmpls.com
and her INSTA page at:https://www.instagram.com/laurelvanyogagardener/


Dr. Erin McFerson has been in private practice, owning and operating McFerson Chiropractic, for over 4 years since graduating summa cum laude from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2015. Dr. Erin would not consider herself a traditional chiropractor with the sole goal of reducing muscle tension, increasing range of motion, and decreasing pain. This traditional focus would fall under the umbrella of symptomatic relief. Rather Dr. Erin objectively identifies the primary cause of a patient's symptoms, structural shifts and abnormalities of the spine, and provides a mix of both chiropractic adjustments, multiple soft tissue therapies such as myofascial release, cupping, and muscle work, along with home care instructions to correct and build a strong foundation for her patients. By adapting care plans for the patient’s individual needs and personally providing care that exceeds the standard for chiropractic, Dr. Erin’s patients are educated on how their bodies work and how to maintain the progress they make in office so that the problem doesn’t return.
For more information about Structural Corrective Chiropractic Care, visit mcfersonchiropractic.com and her INTRA page at: www.instagram.com/mcfersonchiropractic/
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8 interested  ·  4 going
Iyengar Yoga ($10)

Iyengar Yoga ($10)

Nov 9, 7:30am - Nov 9, 8:30am

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 8:15 and 8:30 a.m.** No sign up required. Pay at register.

**Yoga will take place at 8:30am In the Expedition room**
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Ladies Bouldering Night

Ladies Bouldering Night

Nov 11, 6:00pm - Nov 11, 8:00pm

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! Minneapolis Bouldering Project instructor Hillary 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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12 interested
Climbing with Alignment

Climbing with Alignment

Nov 13, 6:00pm - Nov 13, 7:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Indoor climbing starts to look much more appealing once the snow flies and the freezing temperatures arrive. This winter start off strong by coming out for a a fun and hands on educational workshop focused on maintaining alignment while climbing or bouldering. NE Minneapolis's structural-corrective chiropractor, Dr. Erin McFerson (McFerson Chiropractic- Structural Corrective Care), and favorite alignment-based yoga teacher and studio owner, Laurel Van Matre (YOGA Garden), will break down normal structure and teach you how to move better and stronger both on and off the wall.


LAUREL VAN MATRE E-RYT 500 (Founder & Director of YOGA GARDEN) Laurel is a Minneapolis, MN based Yogi, Designer, and Entrepreneur. A yoga practitioner for over 22 years and teacher for more than 18 years, Laurel is known for her ability to help her students align each pose, while giving it relevance to their daily working lives. Her many years of experience has given her the ability to meet the student where they are in their practice, helping them find a way to access poses that elude them, whether they are beginners or advanced. While many people think of yoga is as meditative, making it fun is equally important to her. She teaches weekly public classes at her studio, corporate and group privates, and coaches individuals.
In addition to YOGA Garden she is the co-founder of GYPSET Yoga Retreats. She holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin, has lived in London and travelled extensively through Europe and Asia.
For more information about Laurel, visit her website at www.yogagardenmpls.com
and her INSTA page at:https://www.instagram.com/laurelvanyogagardener/


Dr. Erin McFerson has been in private practice, owning and operating McFerson Chiropractic, for over 4 years since graduating summa cum laude from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2015. Dr. Erin would not consider herself a traditional chiropractor with the sole goal of reducing muscle tension, increasing range of motion, and decreasing pain. This traditional focus would fall under the umbrella of symptomatic relief. Rather Dr. Erin objectively identifies the primary cause of a patient's symptoms, structural shifts and abnormalities of the spine, and provides a mix of both chiropractic adjustments, multiple soft tissue therapies such as myofascial release, cupping, and muscle work, along with home care instructions to correct and build a strong foundation for her patients. By adapting care plans for the patient’s individual needs and personally providing care that exceeds the standard for chiropractic, Dr. Erin’s patients are educated on how their bodies work and how to maintain the progress they make in office so that the problem doesn’t return.
For more information about Structural Corrective Chiropractic Care, visit mcfersonchiropractic.com
and her INSTA page at: www.instagram.com/mcfersonchiropractic/
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8 interested  ·  2 going
Student Night at Midwest Mountaineering

Student Night at Midwest Mountaineering

Nov 14, 6:00pm - Nov 14, 7:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Call to all students who have a love for the outdoors!

Midwest Mountaineering is hosting a special Student Night at the store. Come on in and join us for prize drawings, freshly popped popcorn, informal presentations by special guests from the University of Minnesota's outdoor organizations, AND a 15% discount with a valid student ID!

This is a FREE event, stay tuned for more details to come!
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24 interested  ·  3 going
Iyengar Yoga ($10)

Iyengar Yoga ($10)

Nov 16, 7:30am - Nov 16, 8:30am

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 8:15 and 8:30 a.m.** No sign up required. Pay at register.

**Yoga will take place at 8:30am In the Expedition room**
... See MoreSee Less

Women's Climbing 101

Women's Climbing 101

Nov 18, 6:00pm - Nov 18, 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. Led by Minneapolis Bouldering Project instructor Hillary. 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.

Note: If no one has registered for the class by 12pm the day-of, we will cancel the class. Register early!
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8 interested
Outdoor Adventure Expo

Outdoor Adventure Expo

Nov 22, 2:00pm - Nov 22, 9:30pm+2Nov 23, 9:00am - Nov 23, 6:30pmNov 24, 10:00am - Nov 24, 5:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Join us for our Fall Outdoor Adventure Expo, November 22nd, 23rd, and 24th starting at 2pm on Friday! Everything in the store will be on sale. Featuring over 70 free presentations, 40 exhibitors, Banff film festival, and Beer n Gear raffle.... See MoreSee Less

253 interested
Banff Centre Mountian Film Festival World Tour

Banff Centre Mountian Film Festival World Tour

Nov 22, 7:30pm - Nov 22, 10:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Join us November 22nd and 23rd at 7:30pm for the best outdoor films in the world! Films are different each night. Spend Friday and Saturday at Midwest Mountaineering's Spring Outdoor Adventure Expo, then walk over to Willey Hall Auditorium on the West Bank of the U of M for the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival.

Tickets are $18 and will go fast - buy your tickets at Midwest Mountaineering, or online ($3 service fee per online order).
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182 interested  ·  12 going
Banff Centre Mountian Film Festival World Tour

Banff Centre Mountian Film Festival World Tour

Nov 23, 7:30pm - Nov 23, 10:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Join us November 22nd and 23rd at 7:30pm for the best outdoor films in the world! Films are different each night. Spend Friday and Saturday at Midwest Mountaineering's Spring Outdoor Adventure Expo, then walk over to Willey Hall Auditorium on the West Bank of the U of M for the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival.

Tickets are $18 and will go fast - buy your tickets at Midwest Mountaineering, or online ($3 service fee per online order).
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313 interested  ·  22 going
Climbing 102

Climbing 102

Nov 25, 6:00pm - Nov 25, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

The Climbing 101 clinic is a prerequisite for this clinic. Minneapolis Bouldering Project instructor Hillary 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!
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4 interested
Iyengar Yoga ($10)

Iyengar Yoga ($10)

Nov 30, 7:30am - Nov 30, 8:30am

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 8:15 and 8:30 a.m.** No sign up required. Pay at register.

**Yoga will take place at 8:30am In the Expedition room**
... See MoreSee Less

Climbing 101

Climbing 101

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

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 Minneapolis Bouldering Project instructor Hillary! 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.

Note: If no one has registered for the class by 12pm the day-of, we will cancel the class. Register early!
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6 interested
Ladies Bouldering Night

Ladies Bouldering Night

Dec 9, 6:00pm - Dec 9, 8:00pm

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! Minneapolis Bouldering Project instructor Hillary 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
XC Ski: The Fundamentals

XC Ski: The Fundamentals

Dec 10, 6:00pm - Dec 10, 7:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Have you ever wondered why some cross country skiers wear Lycra and others wear wool knickers? Have you ever wondered why skiers passing you kept yelling ‘TRACK!!’ even though you were not on a track? How about frostbite, windchill, skiing under a full moon, skiing on golf courses, skiing on lakes, where to ski, when to ski or most importantly, how to ski?

With the Nordic Skiing World Cup arriving in Minneapolis as of March 2020, now is a great time to learn the answer to these and other questions about cross country skiing.

In this two part clinic series, experienced citizen racer and lifelong Nordic skiing enthusiast Mike McKinney will address topics pertaining to touring, recreational racing, techniques, attire, safety and locations for this enjoyable wintertime activity.

Both clinics will cover a variety of topics, beginning with recreational touring and leading into racing techniques, equipment and finding the right trail to happiness.

The first in the series (XC Ski: The Fundamentals, December 10th) will focus on fitness. You'll find a quick refresher if you haven't been skiing for awhile or are just learning the differences between classic, skiing, touring and skate skiing. It will cover everything from clothing, equipment, conditions, food, passes and some background information about local races.

The second clinic in the series (Ski Touring 101, December 17th) give you everything you the essentials to know about touring: equipment, conditions, backcountry, clothing. It will not cover the overnight aspect, fishing/hunting or mountaineering.

You are welcome to join us for either one clinic, or both!
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12 interested
Ice Climbing 101

Ice Climbing 101

Dec 11, 6:00pm - Dec 11, 7:30pm

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 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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Iyengar Yoga ($10)

Iyengar Yoga ($10)

Dec 14, 7:30am - Dec 14, 8:30am

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 8:40 and 8:55 a.m.** No sign up required. Pay at register.

**Yoga will take place at 9:05am In the Expedition room**
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Midwest Mountaineering Snowshoe Demo

Midwest Mountaineering Snowshoe Demo

Dec 14, 10:00am - Dec 14, 2:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Looking for a way to tolerate, or even enjoy, the Minnesota winter? Snowshoeing just might be right for you!

Our expert staff will start in the Expedition Room, in the store at 10am, and run you through how to choose the snowshoes that are right for you. Following, we will head on over to East River Flats for an on the snow demo (weather permitting. If no snow, this will be done indoors). There will be snowshoes by Northern Lites, Atlas, Tubbs, Crescent Moon and MSR to try before you buy!
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15 interested
Women's Climbing 101

Women's Climbing 101

Dec 16, 6:00pm - Dec 16, 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. Led by Minneapolis Bouldering Project instructor Hillary. 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.

Note: If no one has registered for the class by 12pm the day-of, we will cancel the class. Register early!
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13 interested
Ski Touring 101

Ski Touring 101

Dec 17, 6:00pm - Dec 17, 7:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Have you ever wondered why some cross country skiers wear Lycra and others wear wool knickers? Have you ever wondered why skiers passing you kept yelling ‘TRACK!!’ even though you were not on a track? How about frostbite, windchill, skiing under a full moon, skiing on golf courses, skiing on lakes, where to ski, when to ski or most importantly, how to ski?

With the Nordic Skiing World Cup arriving in Minneapolis as of March 2020, now is a great time to learn the answer to these and other questions about cross country skiing.

In this two part clinic series, experienced citizen racer and lifelong Nordic skiing enthusiast Mike McKinney will address topics pertaining to touring, recreational racing, techniques, attire, safety and locations for this enjoyable wintertime activity.

Both clinics will cover a variety of topics, beginning with recreational touring and leading into racing techniques, equipment and finding the right trail to happiness.

The first in the series (XC Ski: The Fundamentals, December 10th) will focus on fitness. You'll find a quick refresher if you haven't been skiing for awhile or are just learning the differences between classic, skiing, touring and skate skiing. It will cover everything from clothing, equipment, conditions, food, passes and some background information about local races.

The second clinic in the series (Ski Touring 101, December 17th) give you everything you the essentials to know about touring: equipment, conditions, backcountry, clothing. It will not cover the overnight aspect, fishing/hunting or mountaineering.

You are welcome to join us for either one clinic, or both!
... See MoreSee Less

21 interested
Iyengar Yoga ($10)

Iyengar Yoga ($10)

Dec 21, 7:30am - Dec 21, 8:30am

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 8:40 and 8:55 a.m.** No sign up required. Pay at register.

**Yoga will take place at 9:05am In the Expedition room**
... See MoreSee Less

Climbing 102

Climbing 102

Dec 23, 6:00pm - Dec 23, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

The Climbing 101 clinic is a prerequisite for this clinic. Minneapolis Bouldering Project instructor Hillary 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!
... See MoreSee Less

4 interested
Iyengar Yoga ($10)

Iyengar Yoga ($10)

Dec 28, 7:30am - Dec 28, 8:30am

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 8:40 and 8:55 a.m.** No sign up required. Pay at register.

**Yoga will take place at 9:05am In the Expedition room**
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Hike the John Muir Trail

Hike the John Muir Trail

Jan 7, 6:30pm - Jan 7, 7:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

The John Muir Trail is one of the top hiking trails in the world stretching 211 miles from Yosemite Valley to the top of Mt Whitney, the continental US's highest peak at 14,496ft. Not only does the JMT run through the infamous Yosemite National Park, but you'll also be brought through the hearts of Ansel Adams Wilderness, Sequoia National Park, and King's Canyon National Park. With mountainous features, flowing falls and towering redwoods, whats not to love?

Join Kim Fishburn and learn about the different trailhead options, some of the rules, and all the public transportation options available to so you can hit the trails.
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Yosemite with Kim Fishburn

Yosemite with Kim Fishburn

Jan 14, 6:30pm - Jan 14, 7:30pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Yosemite is home to 1,169 square miles of breathtaking wilderness. Throughout it's cumulative 800 miles of trails you can experience five major vegetation zones: chaparral and oak woodland, lower montane forest, upper montane forest, subalpine zone and alpine.

Join Kim Fishburn- expert hiker and adventurer- to learn about Yosemite through photos and information about trails and regulations so you can get to planning your own adventure in this awe-inspiring National Park and World Heritage Site.
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