Outdoor Adventure Expo

April 28 – 30, 2023

Midwest Mountaineering and the U of M

Expo Hours:

Friday  2 – 9
Saturday  10 – 6
Sunday  11 – 5

Sponsored By:

FITS Icebreaker Lakes & Legends Marmot Mountain Hardwear Patagonia


Lakes and Legends Brewing Company logo Lakes & Legends
Official Beer of
Outdoor Adventure Expo
All Weekend

KCM Eggrolls logo

KCM Eggrolls
Friday 4:00 to 7:30

Finer Meats & Eats logo

Finer Meats & Eats
Saturday 10:00 to 6:00

Eggroll Queen logo

Eggroll Queen
Sunday 11:00 to 5:00

$1 Popcorn
$1 Popcorn
All Weekend Long !!!
(Proceeds benefit American Alpine Club scholarship program.)

Kids (12 & under) Spin the Wheel - Get a Prize!
Kids Spin the Wheel and Get a Prize!
Thrifty Outfitters
All Weekend Long !!!
(12 & Under)

Speaker Biographies and Program Descriptions

Chris and Marilisa Wallace

Marilisa and Chris have been organizing trips to the Aosta valley region on Italy for years.

Marilisa was born and grew up in Cervinia, Italy, located at the foot of the Matterhorn.  Early on, she developed a passion for hiking due to the loving influence of her father who was a mountain guide on the Matterhorn.  She and Chris met when he was ski instructing in Switzerland.

Over the years they have hiked and climbed many of the mountains and valleys with friends and family.

Through their tour company Trek Ski Plus (trekskiplus.com), they share their passion for this beautiful region with guided hiking and culture trips that explore some of the most beautiful valleys and trails in the Italian Alps.  Their itineraries go near four of the highest peaks in Western Europe:  Monte Rosa, Grand Paradiso, Mont Blanc, and the Matterhorn.  We have 30 years experience hiking and climbing in the area.

Trekking in the Italian High Alps

Explore some of the most beautiful valleys and breathtaking trails in the Italian Alps.  Our small group itineraries will take you to the foot of four of the highest peaks in western Europe:  The Mont Blanc, The Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, and the Grand Paradiso.

You will experience the thrill of sleeping next to glaciers or by beautiful alpine lakes, while staying in cozy rustic mountain Inns.

You will also enjoy the comfort of unique boutique hotels, chosen because of their wonderful hospitality.

Every itinerary includes a day of rest in the town of Aosta, home to some of the most impressive Roman ruins besides Rome.  You also have the option of visiting some of the regions Castles and take a Italian Cooking Class.

We present trekking and sightseeing the throughout the Val D'Aosta region of Italy located in the Northwestern part of the country near France and Switzerland.  Join us as we show off this spectacular region of the Alps!

Saturday,  Nov. 19th, 11:45a.m.,  U of M – Hanson Hall, Room 1-103

Sunday,  Nov. 20th, 12:15p.m.,  U of M – Hanson Hall, Room 1-104

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