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

Sponsored By:

Bent Paddle Brewing Dagger Northstar Canoes Oboz Footwear Osprey Packs Patagonia Prana Smartwool Trailtopia Adventure Food Western Mountaineering Wilderness Systems


Acadia Cafe logo Food Service Provided By

Bent Paddle Brewing logo
Official Beer of
Outdoor Adventure Expo

50¢ Popcorn
50¢ Popcorn
All Weekend Long !!!

Speaker Biographies / Program Descriptions

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Speakers & Programs (Featured):

  • AAA Auctions
    • Canoe, Kayak & Paddleboard Auction
  • The Banff Centre
    • Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour
  • Craig Blacklock
    • Saint Croix and Namekagon Rivers - The Enduring Gift
  • Kevin Callan
    • Canoeing Nova Scotia's Inland Wilderness
    • The Complete Guide to Winter Camping
    • Ontario's Accessible Wilderness Canoe Routes
  • Kevin Callan, Cliff Jacobson, Pete Marshall, and Bob O’Hara
    • Expedition Canoeing Roundtable
  • Winchell Delano
    • Rediscover North America Expedition
  • Lonnie Dupre
    • Alone at the Top - Climbing Denali in the Dead of Winter
  • Amy and Dave Freeman
    • Pedal to D.C.
  • Cliff Jacobson
    • Bear-Proofing Your Camp
    • Camping's Top Secrets
    • Canoeing the Boundary Waters ... With Style!
  • Rod and Sharon Johnson
    • California Wine Country: Hiking and Highway 1
    • Trekking in Patagonia: Torres del Paine, Fitz Roy
  • Michael Koppy
    • 240 miles through Moab: The Extremes of an Ultra-marathon

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16 featured programs listed.

Speakers & Programs:

  • David Aeilts and Jim Louwsma
    • YOU CAN Hike the Grand Canyon
  • Greg Brick, Ph.D.
    • Minnesota Caves: History and Lore
  • Grant Carston and Shane Olson
    • Kayak Fishing Tips and Tricks
  • Dan Cooke
    • Tarp Setup Demonstration
  • Phil Cotton
    • The Wabakimi Project – The Last Hurrah
    • Wandering in the Wabakimi Wilderness
  • Lisa Crayford
    • The 25 Best Waterfalls in Minnesota
  • Renee Davies
    • Exploring the Breathtaking Galapagos Islands and Mainland Ecuador
    • Machu Picchu and Beyond:  Making the Most of Your Travels in Peru
  • Sarah Ehlen
    • Hiking & Photographing Glacier National Park
    • Landscape Photography
  • Wilmer Fernandez
    • Birding in Honduras
  • John Fleck
    • Get Out and Get Loaded with SURLY Bikes!
  • Gals to the Gulf
    • Gals to the Gulf Expedition
  • Katya Gordon
    • Ice-Out Sailing Voyages on Lake Superior
  • Jay Gustafson
    • Solo Canoe Minnesota’s Rivers … All of Them
  • Christina Hausman
    • Top 10 Voyageurs National Park Experiences
  • Jordan Harvey
    • Patagonia Unbridled: Journey through Southern Chile & Argentina
  • Alison Heebsh and Heide Erickson
    • Backpacking the World's Longest Slot Canyon
  • Dan Hobbs
    • Ace The Four Hardest 14ers
    • The Four Great Colorado Traverses
  • Mike Hogan
    • Backpacking Kings Canyon National Park
  • Bruce Hyer
    • Wabakimi: World’s Best Wilderness Canoeing Area?
    • Woodland Caribou are a lot like Canoeists!
  • Luke 'Strider' Jordan
    • Thru-Hiking the Great Plains Trail
  • Ralph Karsten
    • Long Distance Bikepacking
  • Paul Kautz
    • Crown to Coast: The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail
  • Jim and Penny Langland
    • Hiking the Scottish Highlands
  • Cliff Langley
    • Chasing Big Falls on the North Shore
  • Craig Luedemann
    • The Grand Canyon: South Rim Backcountry Hiking
  • Innocent Lyimo
    • African Wildlife Safaris and Beyond
    • Kilimanjaro - The Roof of Africa
    • Mountain Gorilla Treks in Rwanda and Uganda
  • Paula Maccabee
    • PolyMet Sulfide Mining: Imminent Threat to Minnesota’s Clean Water and Values
  • Al Macdonald
    • Australia:  Island Hopping & Hospitality Down Under
    • Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
    • New Zealand:  An Adventurer's Paradise
  • Steven Malikowski
    • A Guide to Bike Camping
  • Bobby and Maura Marko
    • Camping with Babies and Toddlers
    • Family adventure in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
  • George Maurer
    • Bikepacking Around and Through Iceland
  • Reggie McLeod
    • Paddling the Upper Mississippi River
  • Daniel Meckel and Scott Sater
    • Mindful Journeys to the Source of the Ganges
  • Jennifer Metherel-Potter
    • Hiking Mdaabii Miikna at Pukaskwa National Park
  • Midwest Mountaineering
    • Beer! and Gear!  Social Night and Raffle
  • Midwest Mountaineering Staff
    • Climb in the Bouldering Cave (Free)
  • Midwest Mountaineering Staff and Vendor Representatives
    • Paddlesports Demo
  • Minnesota Canoe Association
    • Efficient Paddling Technique
  • Maria Murillo
    • Costa Rica: A Tropical Paradise
    • Hiking in Paradise: Costa Rica
  • Annie Nelson
    • Arrowhead Amble: Putting Together a Long-distance Hike in MN
  • Steve Nelson
    • Planning & Packing for a BWCA Canoe Trip
    • Top BWCA Sites You Should Visit
  • NOLS
    • Top 5 Medical Situations Every Outdoor Traveler Should Know How to Handle
    • Wilderness Medicine for Paddlers
  • Casey O’Connell
    • East African Adventures: Plan, Prepare, Enjoy
  • Bob O’Hara
    • Expedition Canoe Planning
    • A Primer on Canoeing Alaska
  • Scott Oeth
    • Great Canoe Trips that are not in the Boundary Waters
    • Wilderness Survival Skills
  • Jessica Ostrov
    • Equality and Inclusion in Green Spaces
  • Bear Paulsen
    • The Ancient World of Jordan
    • BWCA: Everything You Need to Know
    • No One Paddles The Thoa River
  • Brenda Piekarski
    • Adventure Filmmaking
  • Brenda Piekarski and Alison Young
    • The Border Route Trail
  • Jonathan Poppele
    • Bird Language: Understanding the Universal Language of Nature
    • Wildlife Tracking in the Twin Cities Metro Area
  • Jonathan Ringdahl
    • Introduction to Sea Kayaking
    • Isle Royale National Park
  • Hywel Taff Roberts
    • Wild Wales Walkabouts
  • Michelle Savoie
    • Discover YOUR Quetico Eco-Adventure
  • Gary Scott
    • Exploring Croatia and Slovenia
    • Trekking to Mt. Everest Base Camp in Nepal (Cancelled)
    • Walking in the Dolomite Mountains of Northern Italy
  • Michelle Schroeder
    • Grand Canyon’s Remote Side
    • Hiking the Wonderland Trail
    • Tramping New Zealand Without a Plan
  • Harlan Schwartz
    • Wilderness Paddling in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park
  • Postak Shrestha
    • Bhutan: The Land of Thunder Dragon
  • Sue Slack
    • Not a Trust Fund Baby? Travel the World Anyway!
  • Henry Slocum
    • Gravel Grinding
  • Hugh M Smith MD PhD
    • Photographing Your Bucket List
  • Sevve Stember
    • Rocky Mountain National Park, Climbing Bliss
    • Trail Running in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado
  • Superior National Forest
    • BWCA Wilderness Act: Dispelling the Myths and Legends
  • Adam Swanson
    • Youth Cycle Touring
  • Tommy Thompson
    • Paddling Natural North Florida
  • David Thorpe
    • Cycling the Mississippi River Trail with Man’s Best Friend
  • Steve Tickle
    • High Passes to Mount Everest Base Camp
  • Jim Umhoefer
    • Cuba: Its Colors and Culture
    • Renting Backcountry Cabins and Lookouts
    • Traveling to Alaska by Ship, Bus and Train
  • Adam “Chip” Vachon
    • Planning to Go Fast and Light: Doing More with Less
  • John Van Barriger
    • Packing the Perfect "Oh S***" Kit
    • Cheeseheads, Beer & Surgery: Paddling the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway
  • Tom Watson
    • All About Touring Kayaks
    • Best Tent Camping in Minnesota
  • Scott Weicht
    • Bicycling Southwestern China and Northern Laos
  • Nora Whitmore
    • Kayak and Whitewater Opportunities in Minnesota
  • Paul Wild
    • Biking Spain’s Camino de Santiago
  • Richard Williamson
    • Alaska DIY: Four Great Trips to The Great Land!
    • Alaska DIY: Traveling the Alaska Highway
  • Alison Young
    • A Trek to K2 Basecamp in Pakistan
  • Craig Zarley
    • Catching Canoe Country Walleyes

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105 programs listed.

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