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 23-25, 2024
THE RANCH
LOVELAND, CO, USA
FRI 8-5 | SAT 8-5 | SUN 9-3

LIST OF PROGRAM OFFERINGS

For MOUNTAIN WEST, 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.

2024 MTN WEST education schedule will be available for download 2-3 weeks before 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

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!

STORYtelling pavilion

This space includes a teaching area tent that will host education related to content creation, such as photography clinics with incredibly talented photographers, “how to” classes on everything from video creation to the legal terms involved with making money as a content creator, and stories from folks who are traveling around the world.

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. 

Photo by John Allen

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.

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.

Loveland, Co. Photos by: John Allen

Backcountry & Culinary Pavilion

 

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.

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.

Featured Programming

Instructor Spotlight: Mylo Fowler

Overland Expo is thrilled to feature National Geographic photographer and contributor Mylo Fowler at our Colorado event. Mylo will be speaking on “The Power of Adventure Photography.”

Instructor Spotlight: The Hart Family

The Harts are keen to join us again at Overland Expo Mountain West, where two of the younger members of the family, Elsie and Sylvia, will be teaching other kids in the Kid’s Adventure Area.   

Instructor Spotlight: Taylor Morton

Taylor Morton is one of Overland Expo’s youngest instructors in the general education area, but it doesn’t mean his classes won’t fill a room and leave some of the most impressive overlanders in our community transfixed by his teaching approach.

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.

CHECK OUT WHAT'S NEW #OVERLANDEXPO

Bean Stock 2.0, a straightforward off-road trailer designed for budget-conscious adventurers who value lightweight construction and robust performance.

Weighing just 1,175 lbs., this rugged trailer features a resilient one-piece composite shell, ensuring durability without compromising maneuverability. Its versatile design allows for customization tailored to individual camper preferences. The trailer boasts a seamless one-piece fiberglass shell and composite honeycomb side walls, mirroring the quality found in our premium models.

Equipped with a 2000 lb. Timbren HD suspension as standard, it offers reliable support on rough terrain. Ideal for towing with compact SUVs such as the Subaru Forester, Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-50, Kia Sportage, and Ford Bronco, provided they have at least a 1,500 lb. tow capacity.

Learn more at the link in our bio.🔗

#beanstock #beantrailers #overlandexpo
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Did you see that PAKMULE unveiled their soon-to-launch MOTOMULE at Overland PNW?


Made from 100% aluminum, it weighs just 62lbs, features an integrated sliding ramp, optional fuel can storage, and boasts their patented anti-wobble connection. Sized for dirt bikes or light adventure bikes with up to a 150mm rear tire and weighing up to 550lbs.


Perfect for all your summer adventures!


Learn more at the link in our bio 🔗

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There were so many awesome products on display in Oregon!

In case you didn’t get to see all the things, our Director of Editorial, @rick_stowe, did your shopping for you, picking out the “Best Gear of Overland Expo PNW”.

Click the link in bio for the full article 🔗

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Thank you to all who joined our awesome Overland Expo Training program this past weekend 💪

From vehicle repair, first aid, using a winch, and other recovery tricks, our training attendees now have so many new skills to use on their next adventure.

Thank you to @bfgoodrichtires and @comeup.winch for helping us teach the necessities.

See you all out on the trail!

#overlandexpotraining #bfgoodrich #comeupwinch
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THANK YOU all for an amazing Overland Expo PNW 2024! What an incredible weekend 🥳

To all our sponsors, exhibitors, instructors, attendees, and staff, we are so grateful to have you as part of this community.

Let’s do it again in August at Mountain West!

🎥 @brooks_roe
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Happy Sunday morning from our campers at Overland Expo PNW ☀️

Excited for a beautiful day here in Redmond!

#overlandexpopnw #overlandexpo
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THE WORLD IS OUT THERE GO SEE IT!

Join attendees from all over the world at this year’s Overland Expo MTN in Loveland, CO.

Photo by @TheAdventurePortal

Photo by Brett Willhelm

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