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Upcoming Events

Thrifty Outfitters Winter Garage Sale

Thrifty Outfitters Winter Garage Sale

Jan 19, 10:00am - Jan 19, 8:00pm+2Jan 20, 11:00am - Jan 20, 6:00pmJan 21, 10:00am - Jan 21, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Thrifty Outfitters Winter Garage Sale - our big year-end clearance this weekend - January 19th, 20th, and 21st. Over $100,000 at retail of new merchandise yellow tagged at 75% OFF retail price. Lots of men's medium and women's small winter apparel at 75% OFF. Lots of kid's medium winter apparel at 75% OFF. Merchandise is new and first quality. You'll find garage sale clothing, outerwear, camping gear, and accessories and more upstairs in Thrifty Outfitters. You’re sure to find some really great deals! The yellow-tagged merchandise in non-returnable, the orange-tagged merchandise is returnable.... See MoreSee Less

322 interested
Midwest Mountaineering Customer Gear Swap

Midwest Mountaineering Customer Gear Swap

Jan 19, 10:00am - Jan 19, 2:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Get a great deal on used outdoor gear and clothing at Midwest Mountaineering's Customer Gear Swap this Saturday, January 19th from 10am to 2pm! Buy, sell, or trade - all transactions are between customers - seller keeps 100% of the sale price. Seller gets two feet of table space and must specify how the customer can pay them: cash, check, or charge. (If seller wants to take credit cards, they must have a Square or other device.) No merchandise will go through Midwest Mountaineering registers. Sponsored and organized by the American Alpine Club - Twin Cities Chapter, our Customer Gear Swap will be held in our Expedition Room (basement beneath our Camping dept). Seller space limited, first come first served. Set-up will be from 9am-10am. For more info, contact Steve Schreader at twincitieschapter@americanalpineclub.org... See MoreSee Less

100 interested  ·  3 going
Women's Climbing 101

Women's Climbing 101

Jan 21, 6:00pm - Jan 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 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!... See MoreSee Less

20 interested
Winter Camping: Beyond the Basics

Winter Camping: Beyond the Basics

Jan 22, 6:30pm - Jan 22, 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

32 interested  ·  3 going
How to Plan a Road Trip

How to Plan a Road Trip

Jan 24, 6:30pm - Jan 24, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

This is an interactive clinic! Please make sure to bring a notebook or computer. Brainstorming! Budgeting! Itinerary! Packing! There is so much to do when planning a road trip. Sit down with Midwest Mountaineering employee and experienced road-tripper Abby and she'll fill you in on her planning process and walk you through how to lay a good foundation for a fun-filled adventure.... See MoreSee Less

54 interested  ·  2 going
Iyengar Yoga ($5)

Iyengar Yoga ($5)

Jan 26, 9:05am - Jan 26, 9:50am+11Feb 2, 9:05am - Feb 2, 9:50amFeb 9, 9:05am - Feb 9, 9:50amFeb 16, 9:05am - Feb 16, 9:50amFeb 23, 9:05am - Feb 23, 9:50amMar 2, 9:05am - Mar 2, 9:50amMar 9, 9:05am - Mar 9, 9:50amMar 16, 9:05am - Mar 16, 9:50amMar 23, 9:05am - Mar 23, 9:50amMar 30, 9:05am - Mar 30, 9:50amApr 6, 9:05am - Apr 6, 9:50amApr 13, 9:05am - Apr 13, 9:50am

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 10:00, but a manager will let you in between 8:50 and 9:05a.m.** No sign up required. Pay at register. **Yoga will take place at 9:05am from January 12th to Spring Expo mid-April, after which it will move back to 8:05am.... See MoreSee Less

23 interested
Climbing 102

Climbing 102

Jan 28, 6:00pm - Jan 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!... See MoreSee Less

4 interested
Intro to the Camino de Santiago

Intro to the Camino de Santiago

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

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Jim McCaffrey, the coordinator of the American Pilgrims on the Camino-Minneapolis Chapter, walks you through the basics of a trip to hike El Camino—with pictures of previous trips, and info on travel, gear, safety, and what to expect.... See MoreSee Less

33 interested  ·  2 going
Volunteer for Wilderness 2019

Volunteer for Wilderness 2019

Jan 31, 6:30pm - Jan 31, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Picture yourself in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness this spring! Volunteer with a clearing crew on the historic Powwow Trail in the Superior National Forest. Are you a novice boundary waters visitor? Experienced crew leaders will get you prepared and confident for wilderness travel. Are you already a backpacker or paddler? Expand your skills and share your expertise in the wonder of a post-megafire healthy forest. The Boundary Waters Advisory Committee, an all-volunteer Minnesota nonprofit, has been organizing outdoor enthusiasts to steward wilderness trails since 2002. We invite you to be one of our hundreds of amazing, all walks-of-life volunteers giving back to the wilderness. In 2019 your help is needed as we “open the loop” of the thirty mile Powwow Trail. Join us at Midwest Mountaineering to learn more.... See MoreSee Less

25 interested  ·  5 going
Climbing 101

Climbing 101

Feb 4, 6:00pm - Feb 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!... See MoreSee Less

19 interested  ·  2 going
MWM Book Club Meeting

MWM Book Club Meeting

Feb 6, 6:30pm - Feb 6, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

We will be discussing The Singing Wilderness by Sigurd Olson. March book forthcoming.... See MoreSee Less

2 interested
Dawn Wall Film Screening

Dawn Wall Film Screening

Feb 9, 7:00pm - Feb 9, 10:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Midwest Mountaineering is Hosting a Screening of Dawn Wall Feb 9th at Wiley Hall. $10 per ticket for a crazy night !!! Told you we would get the film back to Minneapolis!! Get you tickets before they are sold out!!!... See MoreSee Less

508 interested  ·  33 going
Ladies Bouldering Night

Ladies Bouldering Night

Feb 11, 6:00pm - Feb 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.... See MoreSee Less

26 interested  ·  3 going
Winter Camping: The Basics

Winter Camping: The Basics

Feb 11, 6:30pm - Feb 11, 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

28 interested  ·  2 going
Superior Hiking Trail with Kim Fishburn

Superior Hiking Trail with Kim Fishburn

Feb 13, 6:30pm - Feb 13, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Join SHT expert Kim Fishburn and learn about the Superior Hiking Trail. He will cover what you need to know for a backpacking trip and the many volunteer opportunities available for maintaining our Minnesotan trail systems!... See MoreSee Less

34 interested  ·  2 going
Women's Climbing 101

Women's Climbing 101

Feb 18, 6:00pm - Feb 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!... See MoreSee Less

6 interested
Winter Camping: Beyond the Basics

Winter Camping: Beyond the Basics

Feb 18, 6:30pm - Feb 18, 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

41 interested  ·  1 going
Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail

Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail

Feb 21, 6:30pm - Feb 21, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

John Wilcox had recently retired from a 36 year military career when he started hiking the Appalachian Trail. He is eager to share his experiences and advice with future generations of thru-hikers. Of his experience on the trail, John says: "My experience on the trail with fellow hikers, trail supporters and hostel owners was universally positive and truly rekindled my faith in humankind." Come hear what he has to say!... See MoreSee Less

24 interested  ·  2 going
Climbing 102

Climbing 102

Feb 25, 6:00pm - Feb 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!... See MoreSee Less

4 interested
Trail Advice from a Triple Crowner

Trail Advice from a Triple Crowner

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

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Midwest Mountaineering employee Ben is a triple crowner—meaning that he has hiked the country's three largest trails: the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail. Ask away! Ben is ready to answer any and all questions you have about his experiences, motivations, gear, highs and lows. Please come prepared with questions for him!... See MoreSee Less

14 interested  ·  1 going
Isle Royale: Wolves, Moose, and Wilderness

Isle Royale: Wolves, Moose, and Wilderness

Feb 28, 6:30pm - Feb 28, 8:00pm

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454 Map

Isle Royale National Park is an isolated archipelago in Lake Superior - a 45-mile-long island surrounded by countless smaller islands. The ecology of its famous wildlife residents plays out in a unique and beautiful wilderness ecosystem. Famous for its rugged backpacking or canoeing potential, Isle Royale is one of the least-visited national parks - and also boasts the highest return rate for visitors. Join us at Midwest to learn everything you need to plan your own adventure there, and get the latest insights on the wolf-moose study!... See MoreSee Less

58 interested  ·  2 going
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