2023 MTN WESTPROGRAMS & INSTRUCTORS

No other event features a gathering of so many overland legends, authors, and experts. Overland Expo MTN WEST offers more than 250 session-hours of incredible programs—that’s 150+ different classes, slideshows, demonstrations, and activities—brought to you by 100+ instructors and presenters from around the world.

AUGUST 25-27, 2023
THE RANCH
LOVELAND, CO, USA
FRI 8-5 | SAT 8-5 | SUN 8-3

LIST OF PROGRAM OFFERINGS

For MOUNTAIN WEST 2023, we have 150+ different classes and programs, totaling 250+ session hours. From beginner to advanced sessions, we have something for everyone.  Learn in classroom and hands-on settings and get inspired by roundtable discussions all weekend.

2023 MTN WEST Day & Weekend Pass program list & schedule will be available 2 weeks prior to the event.

Loveland, Co. Photos by: John Allen

VISIT OUR TEACHING AREAS

HANDS-ON PAVILIONS

Our training pavilions get you out of the classroom and into the field. Each year we bring you technical classes essential for overlanding. Rotating topics to cover everything from how-tos about electronics to hands-on maintenance and roadside repairs to first aid and injury assessment to showing how to set up gear and what to take with you (and sometimes leave behind).

CLASSROOMS 1, 2, & 3

With our numerous navigation classes, there are no more excuses for getting lost when your GPS dies. Learn communications skills to enhance your overland experience. Brush up on your art of travel techniques with photography and videography classes. Stay safe with situational awareness tips from experts in their field. No matter if you drive a truck or motorcycle, we’ve got classes for you.

Loveland, Co. Photos by: John Allen

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY AREAS

ROUNDTABLE PANELS

 

Want to know more about Africa? Australia? What it’s like to travel solo? As a couple or family?  From Regional Q&As to expert tips, the roundtables can help you plan for the trip of a lifetime. Listen to panelists with extensive experience and enjoy their tales from the road!

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SHOWCASE & DIY VEHICLE AREA

Considering investing in an overland rig or motorcycle, and want to see how someone else has modified their rig to travel? Take a look at our “My Overland Vehicle / Moto” series. This “show and tell” series is about vehicle and moto customizations that have been put to the test of time and miles; bring your questions. Many will also share tips on how to travel. 

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Loveland, Co. Photos by: John Allen

PRODUCT DEMO

Want to know how a specific product works? The exhibition area is the place to be. Check the schedule for times of detailed demonstrations. Look for everything from solar cooking to rooftop tents to air compressors and tow straps.

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MAP ROOM

We’ve covered the walls with maps, featuring the most traveled continents and overland routes. Looking for route planning tips? Bring your maps and stop by our “I’m Not Lost, I’m Exploring” session. Or come by and listen to stories and ideologies from seasoned travelers, as well as learn about the essentials for those just getting introduced to overlanding.

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OVERLAND ESSENTIALS 

 

Are you looking to up your camping game? Want to learn what gear essentials well-traveled overlanders don’t leave home without? Spend some time in this area to learn the ins and outs of overlanding from the experts.

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Loveland, Co. Photos by: John Allen

Backcountry Skills

 

Want to know how certain gear functions, how seasoned travelers pack their rigs or feed themselves on the road, or what it’s like to bring your four-legged friend on your next adventure? Check out the Backcountry Skills Area for information you’re bound to put to use during your next adventure.

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Loveland, Co. Photos by: John Allen

KIDS ADVENTURE AREA

For kids, by kids! We pack the weekend with activities tailored to adventurous kids and their parents. Check out the Junior Overland Explorer program and earn patches for select classes. Kids of all ages can learn about nature journaling, first aid, knot-tying and more. For kids ages 10 and up, look for select afternoon activities—kids can learn some expedition skills with help from the Camel Trophy training team.

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Featured Programming

Instructor Spotlight: Amanda Zito

Overland Expo first had the pleasure of meeting the Mali Mish Family at Overland Expo West. We were so amazed by their story we requested they join us at Overland Expo Mountain West 2022 to teach classes and lead roundtable discussions.

Instructor Spotlight: The Mali Mish Family

Overland Expo first had the pleasure of meeting the Mali Mish Family at Overland Expo West. We were so amazed by their story we requested they join us at Overland Expo Mountain West 2022 to teach classes and lead roundtable discussions.

Instructor Spotlight: Sam Manicom

After a long COVID-related absence from the US, Overland Expo cannot wait to welcome back Sam Manicom in 2022, where he plans to attend our Mountain West and East events in August and October.

Check Out the Awesome Educational Programs at Overland Expo Mtn West 2022

Overland Expo gathers world class trainers and experienced travelers to build an incredibly full weekend of learning opportunities for attendees. No matter you’re a novice overlander, looking to jump into international travel, or travel by two wheels or four, we have sessions that can help you expand your skill set.

CHECK OUT WHAT'S NEW #OVERLANDEXPO

Adventure motorcycle travel as a couple🏍️

Going on an adventure with your partner can be an amazing way to make memories, but it doesn’t come without its challenges!

Marisa & Tim Notier @notiersfrontiers shared with us their personal experiences and lessons learned along their 2-up travels across the globe.🌎 Tap the link in our bio to watch more!🔗






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The #UltimateBuild2022 is outfitted for the best of adventures in the backcountry!🏕️

The @dometic fridge keeps your beer cold and food fresh. The @green_goat_outdoors Camp Kitchen allows us to keep our cooking space tidy and organized at camp. The GMC is also equipped with the @geysersystems System + Heater to enjoy a warm shower on the trail. And to top it off, the @23zerousa tent is a game-changer for a good night’s rest!💤

The best gear for a perfect base camp on all your overland trips! Tap the link in our bio to read more about the Ultimate Build.🔗🛞





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A great adventure is shared with your favorite humans and non-humans 🐶

Don’t leave your pup at home with the worry of wet, muddy or sandy paws wrecking your Jeep’s carpet.

Designed with adventures in mind, Armorlite’s super durable flooring dries quickly and won’t absorb water, eliminating mildew, mold and stink – unlike your factory
carpet.

Armorlite also cleans up easily, making dog hair a non-issue. So, get rid of that nasty old carpet today, and let your furry friend dance in the rain and play in the mud without worry!




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Don’t be an overlanding party pooper💩

Matt and Tim are here to provide you with tips and tricks for going number 2 in the backcountry the right way. From how to dig a hole with a trowel, what to do with your toilet paper, how to use a wag bag, and more in the latest episode of Overland Essentials!

Tap the link in our bio to watch the entire episode on YouTube!🔗






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The #UltimateMoto2022 is ready to tackle any trail with @tractivesuspension X-TREME-PA Long Travel Rally Shock and Fork Cartridge Kit from the @beemershop 🏍️

Plus, with @bridgestonemotousa Bridgestone’s Battlax Adventurecross AX41 tires, even the gnarliest obstacles don’t stand a chance.🛞





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@seatosummit is an award-winning manufacturer of ingeniously designed, omni-terrain outdoor gear. Their product line includes ultralight cookware, one of the most versatile tents on the market, and comfortable sleep systems for all your overlanding needs. ⁠

This Australian brand is no stranger to some of the most remote places on earth and their products are field-tested to deliver on your exact requirements of lightweight packability and comfort so you can be confident that all your adventures are the greatest adventures.⁠⛺️
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