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

Tiger Beaudoin
Tiger Beaudoin

Tiger was introduced to the Boundary Waters at the tender age of 13 when his parents unceremoniously dropped him off at Camp Widjiwagan.  Little did they know it would ignite a life-long passion for adventure that spans hiking, canoe camping, mountain climbing and skydiving!

Tiger is a cancer survivor who began mountaineering at age 50.  He has summited Mt. Adams, Mt. Shasta, Mt. Whitney, Eldorado, & Mt. Rainier raising funds for research into a cancer and MS vaccine.

10 Mistakes I've Made Canoe Camping in the BWCA (so you don't have to)

Canoe camping can be daunting.  Tiger knows:  He's guided first-timers, grandparents, parents with children, and paddled solo across our favorite wilderness for years.

In this fast-paced presentation, he'll list 10 lessons learned "the hard way" while paddling hundreds of miles and portaging thousands of rods in the BWCA and Quetico.

Using these packing, equipment, camping & fishing tricks, you'll enjoy a safer, more worry-free experience in the BWCA.

Saturday,  Nov. 19th, 1:00p.m.,  U of M – Hanson Hall, Room 1-106

Mountaineering 101 for Curious Flatlanders
Mount Adams Summit, 2013

Curious about mountaineering but don't know where to start?

Join a climbforhope.org expedition and progress at your own pace while raising funds for great causes.  Learn how we help curious flatlanders discover the joys of mountaineering through a progression of of easy, medium & hard climbs while contributing to the discovery of a cancer and MS vaccine.

Photos and videos detail our climbs in the Sierra Nevadas and Mt. Rainier.

Saturday,  Nov. 19th, 1:00p.m.,  U of M – Hanson Hall, Room 1-106

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