The Duluth Explorers Club

The Duluth Climbers Coalition cohosts meetings of The Duluth Explorers Club on the first Thursday of each month (Oct. to May) at the Vikre Distillery in Duluth’s Canal Park. 


Straight from Joel Vikre’s thought exhaust: a mash-up of the venerable NYC Explorers Club and some quirky Duluth climbing traditions. Envisioned as a monthly gathering for persons with an interest in topics of exploration, self-discovery, and adventurous tomfoolery, accompanied and/or fueled by fine spirits! Meet and fill glasses in the deliciously appointed Vikre Tasting Room at 7 pm, attend a captivating lecture by a local “Explorer” at 7:30, followed by more fellowship and tippling. This is not an event for climbers only, it’s for anyone who enjoys sipping cocktails while letting the mind wander down avenues of grand discovery listening to a story/report/perspective about a big trip/adventure/experience. Free event; drinks for purchase. Donations support the DCC Youth Outreach program.

Updates detailing each presentation will be posted to the DCC’s Facebook page at least one week prior to the Thursday event. If you have an interest in being one of our featured presenters, please contact us at