Outdoor Adventure Expo

Midwest Mountaineering and the U of M
November 16 – 18, 2018

Expo Hours:

Friday  2 – 9:30
Saturday  9 – 6:30
Sunday  10 – 5

2 – 9:30

9 – 6:30

10 – 5

Presenting Sponsor:
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Sponsored By:

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Outdoor Adventure Expo

50¢ Popcorn
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All Weekend Long !!!

Meet Exhibitors at the Expo

NEW this Expo:  Be sure to visit our exhibitors in the climate-controlled, dry Humphrey School of Public Affairs where our featured presentations occur.  No more cold fingers and wet toes!

Please note that this list represents the organizations and manufacturer's representatives that you will be able to meet in person at the Outdoor Adventure Expo in a designated booth space – be sure to pick up an Expo floor map Expo floor map upon entering.  There will be many other product brands present, and there may be other manufacturer's representatives present (but not in a dedicated booth space).

The Expo is a great opportunity for you to get assistance with your next purchase, or creating your next adventure.
Have fun, and enjoy the Outdoor Adventure Expo!

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and Exhibitor Booth List
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  • Access 2 Tanzania   Booth: 35


    Tanzania offers the most extraordinary array and concentration of wildlife in Africa; it also has some of the world’s warmest and friendliest people.  We are proud of Tanzania and we love sharing it with others.


  • American Alpine Club – Twin Cities Chapter   Booth: 45


    Despite Minnesota being known for 10,000+ lakes there is an ample amount climbable rock across the state.  The new Twin Cities Chapter is amped to connect with local climbers, gyms, clubs, and businesses, as well as continue building and supporting our climbing community!


  • Bearskin Lodge and Outfitter   Booth: 18


    Established in 1925, Bearskin Lodge on the Gunflint Trail is one of those destinations where families, couples, lovers and friends return year after year to create memories and relive traditions.  Once you have been to Bearskin, you will fall in love with it.


  • Bent Paddle Brewing Co.   Booth: Beer Tent   Expo Sponsor


    Bent Paddle Brewing Co.® is a 30-barrel production craft brewery and taproom located in the beautiful Great Lakes port town of Duluth, Minnesota.  The brewers of Bent Paddle Brewing Co.® use the amazing water of Lake Superior to brew the freshest and most dependable craft beer possible.


  • BodyMind Chiropractic Center   Booth: 16


    We strive for objectivity in nutritional healthcare and provide clear chiropractic options in structural healthcare.  We help you reach optimum your health, so you can reach your fullest potential in life.


  • Border Route Trail Association   Booth: 39


    The Border Route Trail Association was incorporated in 2004 to coordinate the maintenance of the Border Route Trail and other public trails.


  • Borton Overseas   Booth: 33


    Whether you’re looking for independent travel or guided tours, Borton Overseas can help you craft an unforgettable trip.  We’re not a travel agency; we’re a team of travel enthusiasts who use our first-hand knowledge and experiences to create customized and signature journeys to extraordinary lands.


  • Boundary Waters Advisory Committee   Booth: 42


    Boundary Waters Advisory Committee was founded as an advocacy organization where as the Kekekabic Trail Club focuses on trail maintenance.  We aim to save the historic hiking trails in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


  • Camp Manito-wish YMCA   Booth: 25


    Founded in 1919, Camp Manito-wish YMCA has grown from a wilderness summer camp into one of the most respected youth and leadership programs in the world.  Our goal is for everyone associated with us to have a 'Manito-wish Experience'.


  • Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters   Booth: 23


    We are leading efforts to protect the Boundary Waters Wilderness from sulfide-ore copper mining.  We are dedicated to creating a national movement to protect the clean water, clean air and forest landscape of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and its watershed from toxic pollution caused by mining copper, nickel and other metals from sulfide-bearing ore.


  • Cooke Custom Sewing   Booth: 36


    The best in canoe packs, canoeing accessories, custom tarps and canoe camping equipment.


  • Costa Rica Authentic   Booth: 7


    Your dream vacation to Costa Rica begins here.  We design an itinerary customized to your travel preferences to create an authentic experience.  We create the plan and you will create the memories.


  • Destination Tanzania Safaris   Booth: 8


    We offer scheduled, custom and unique African wildlife safaris, mountaineering trips, culture and historical site visits, beach holiday vacations and adventure trekking safaris exclusively in Tanzania.


  • ERIK's Bike - Board - Ski


    At ERIK'S, we are passionate about the sports we sell - just like you!   Our mission is to ensure our customers have the best selection, the best service and are completely satisfied with their purchase.


  • Far & High Adventure Travel   Booth: 10


    Far & High Adventure Travel (formerly Highland Asia Travel) specializes in small group, custom tours and private trips to Bhutan, Tibet, Nepal, and the Indian Himalayas.  We also offers custom trips to Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Mongolia.


  • Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness   Booth: 4


    Our mission:  To protect, preserve and restore the wilderness character of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Quetico-Superior Ecosystem.


  • Friends of the Kinnickinnic River   Booth: 46


    We are a group of citizens who love the Kinnickinnic River and want to see it flowing freely through the City of River Falls.


  • Gaard One   Booth: 30


    Gaard One is a start-up specializing in innovative modular gear for the 21st century outdoor enthusiast with a mission to give back to outdoors we love.


  • HI-Mississippi Headwaters Hostel   Booth: 20


    If you crave fresh air, meeting travelers from around the world, and kicking your feet up by the fire after a long day of hiking, then check into the HI Mississippi Headwaters hostel.  Located inside Itasca State Park in scenic northwestern Minnesota, our historic lodge-style hostel offers all this and so much more.


  • Ice Age Trail Alliance   Booth: 41


    The Ice Age Trail Alliance is a non-profit, volunteer and member based organization headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Established in 1958, it now has over 5,000 members who support the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.


  • John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon   Booth: 48


    The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon commemorates the life of John Beargrease, the son of a Chippewa chief who delivered mail by dog sled along Lake Superior's rugged North Shore in the late 19th century.  The Beargrease is the longest and most challenging of sled dog events in the lower 48 states.


  • KB Tambo Hotel & Tours   Booth: 13


    KB Tambo Hotel and Tours is located in the center of the city of Ollantaytambo, Peru, 'The Living Inca Town', situated halfway between Machu Picchu and Cusco.  We are an upscale travellers hostal and adventure tour agency, as well as one of the most recommended restaurants in the Sacred Valley - all under one roof.


  • Knowmad Adventures   Booth: 9


    Knowmad Adventures is your specialist in customized private and small group trips to Peru, Chile, Argentina and Ecuador.  Whether visiting South America’s finest vineyards and charming colonial cities, exploring Machu Picchu, or hiking through stunning Patagonia, Knowmad Adventures works closely with travelers so that their South American vacation exceeds all expectations.


  • Leisure Hotels and Resorts   Booth: 29


    Pier B docks once received cement from Great Lakes ships, storing the materials in the massive silos that remain on our property today.  Now transformed into Pier B Resort Hotel and Silos Restaurant, our unrivaled location remains close to the heart of Duluth’s local tourism and activities, minus the congestion.


  • The Loppet Foundation   Booth: 22


    The mission of the Loppet Foundation is to promote and support nordic skiing in the Minneapolis area – especially among inner-city youth.  The Loppet Foundation is thrilled to host the 2018 Masters World Cup from January 19 to 26, 2018.


  • Midwest Outdoor Resorts   Booth: 1


    We provide affordable, quality and family oriented vacation facilities, consistently delivering fun and memorable vacation experiences!  Through affiliations with some of the top national vacation networks, Midwest Outdoor Resorts has established reciprocal use relationships which allow its members access to hundreds of resorts nationwide.


  • Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board   Booth: 27


    Ranked the number one park system in the country, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board offers something for everyone.


  • Minnesota Climbers Association   Booth: 44


    The Minnesota Climbers Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up of members and volunteers dedicated to preserving Minnesota climbing.  We advocate access for climbers by encouraging responsible practices, promoting conservation and stewardship of private and publicly held lands, as well as, fostering communication and awareness of the sport to the public.


  • Minnesota Rovers Outdoors Club   Booth: 31


    We are a diverse group of people drawn together by a common appreciation of the outdoors.  We enjoy hiking, biking, canoeing, climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, camping, sight-seeing, and we take an active role in the preservation of the wilderness with which Minnesota is so well endowed.


  • Namaste Treks & Expeditions   Booth: 12


    Our team is the best when it comes to trekking, expeditions, and adventure activities in Nepal, with years of experience in the rough yet beautiful terrain of the Himalaya.  We provide complete trekking, expedition, and tour services to our clients.


  • New View Adventures   Booth: 34


    We are a unique travel company that takes small groups on active, world adventures for fun, personal growth and contribution.  Sometimes you need a NEW VIEW to be a new you.


  • North Country Trail Association   Booth: 38


    We're the nationwide nonprofit organization that works in partnership with the National Park Service to build, maintain, and promote the North Country National Scenic Trail.


  • Northern Lakes Girl Scout Canoe Base   Booth: 19


    Located 20 miles east of Ely, MN, just a short paddle from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, this wilderness tripping camp offers completely outfitted canoe trips.  Girls ages 12-18 -- and adults -- come on 3, 5, 7, and 10 day canoe trips.  Participants come from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and throughout the United States.


  • Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota   Booth: 26


    We purchase land and advocate for parks and trails.  We build partnerships and energize people.  We create new parks and trails, and raise private funds.


  • PlayCleanGo: Stop Invasive Species in Your Tracks   Booth: 15


    PlayCleanGo, an education and outreach campaign of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for outdoor recreationalists (partners include:  U of M Extension, MN Departments of Agriculture and Transportation, and Explore Minnesota).  Our objective is to slow and stop the spread of terrestrial invasive species through changes in public behavior.


  • Right Path Adventures   Booth: 5


    Our niche at Right Path Adventures is small fun groups - hand-picked individuals who make up our 'team members'.  Imagine group travel where you know the group is a great one and that they will be a lot of fun.


  • Skipulk.com   Booth: 2


    SkiPulk.com specializes in pulk poles, harnesses and three types of pulk systems.  Our pulks are found throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, and Japan.  They are used by outdoor enthusiasts including: winter campers, ski mountaineers, racers, outfitters, snow kiters, ice fishers, adventure programs, college outdoor classes and rentals in several states.


  • Sloth and Fox Outdoor Company   Booth: 37


    Sloth and Fox Outdoor makes the only self-supporting tent that allows a camper to choose whether they’d like to sleep on the ground or in a hammock while being fully enclosed.  The intelligent patent pending design provides maximum comfort for either type of camping.


  • Superior Highland Backcountry   Booth: 32


    Superior Highland Backcountry, natural skiing on the North Shore of Lake Superior.  We advocate for backcountry skiing and work to expand and protect human powered skiing opportunities in Northeastern MInnesota.


  • Superior Hiking Trail Association   Booth: 40


    Member supported non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the human and financial resources to build, promote, maintain, protect and preserve a hiking trail along the ridgeline of the North Shore of Lake Superior.


  • Three Rivers Park District   Booth: 21


    Each of the Park District's facilities has watersheds that flow into three rivers: the Mississippi, Minnesota and Crow.  The Park District was created in 1957.  Since then, it has grown to encompass over 27,000 acres of parks and trails and serves over 10 million visitors annually.


  • Thrive Adventures   Booth: 6


    Do Somethin' Crazy!  The Thrive Adventures motto says it all.  Our vacations are one of a kind, custom, fully-guided adventure vacations.  The world is full of rare beauty and activities that most travelers will never see or experience, and our aim is to check those boxes on your bucket list.


  • U of M - Center for Outdoor Adventure   Booth: 14


    The Center for Outdoor Adventure (COA) provides participants with alternative recreation experiences revolving around the great outdoors.  Each semester, COA offers a full schedule of Trips and Clinics to introduce participants to the fundamentals of outdoor adventure skills and environmental ethics.  Activities range from backpacking to ice climbing, both locally and nationally.


  • Visit Cook County Minnesota   Booth: 17


    Whatever the season, let Cook County take your MN getaway to the max.  Get back to nature along the Gunflint Trail.  Experience the charm of Grand Marais and casino action in Grand Portage.  Soak up the breathtaking beauty of the 200-mile Superior Hiking Trail, accessible from many points including Lutsen-Tofte trailheads.


  • Visit Duluth   Booth: 49


    Duluth is a place like no other.  An endless horizon where the largest freshwater lake in the world meets the sky.  Rocky cliffs and pristine forests where you'll find miles of trails to explore.  A thriving community where you can take in a show, explore nature, enjoy a meal and stay in comfort no matter where your plans take you.


  • Voyageur Outward Bound School   Booth: 24


    Voyageur Outward Bound School is not a summer camp.  We teach individuals that they can achieve more than they ever thought possible through individual and team effort through experiential program in the outdoors, classrooms and conference centers using adventure to create individuals who are self-reliant, effective, and compassionate collaborators.


  • WaterLegacy   Booth: 43


    WaterLegacy is an award-winning grassroots citizens' group formed in 2009 to counter the threat of sulfide mining proposed for Northern Minnesota.  As a result of outreach and advocacy, WaterLegacy has grown to more than 8,000 supporters.  Since our founding, we have facilitated over 40,000 citizen comments and other actions to protect Minnesota clean water.


  • Wild Wales Tours & Walkabouts   Booth: 11


    Wild Wales Tours are created for people who hate tours.  With us, you will not have huge buses, name tags, large groups or hurried stops.  What you will have is a wonderful personalized experience full of the best scenery and culture that Wales has to offer.


  • Yellowstone Expeditions   Booth: 3


    Our package excursions include ski guides, all meals, lodging (includes bedding and linens) at the yurt camp, and all snow-van transportation within the park.  Yellowstone Expeditions also offers backcountry snowshoe excursions and scenic snowcoach tours in Yellowstone National Park.


  • YMCA Camps of the Greater Twin Cities   Booth: 28


    Welcome to the Y.  We're an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.


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