Explore More

While all of our in-person events are now on hold, we're working together to bring amazing events online.
Register now for an upcoming cooking demo with Chef Corso of MONTyBOCA at MappyHour.org/events

Virtual Mappy Hour: Live Cooking Demos

Join us at an upcoming virtual event.

Missed a livestream? Check out the recaps for the shopping list, recipes and guided demo!

Elevated Camp Cooking: Mango Fried Rice

Virtual Mappy Hour with The North Face featuring Chef Corso of MONTyBOCA : Mango Fried Rice

Elevated Camp Cooking: White Bean & Kale Soup

Virtual Mappy Hour with The North Face featuring Chef Corso of MONTyBOCA : White Bean &...

Elevated Camp Cooking: Tom Yum Noodle Bowl

Virtual Mappy Hour with The North Face featuring Chef Corso of MONTyBOCA: Tom Yum Noodle Bowl...

Elevated Camp Cooking: Jerky Chili & Cuban Black Bean Soup

Virtual Mappy Hour with The North Face featuring Chef Corso of MONTyBOCA: Jerky Chili & Cuban...

Elevated Camp Cooking: Dirtbag Brunch

Virtual Mappy Hour with The North Face featuring Chef Corso of MONTyBOCA: Dirtbag Eggs Benedict, Dirtbag...

Show us your creations & win!

Do you have a dish (or two or three) that you tried out yourself? We want to see it! From now until April 30th, share your delicious creation on the ‘gram and you’ll be entered to win an incredible prize pack including:

How do you enter?
1. Cook one of these amazing meals!
2. Share a photo or video of your creation (it’s okay if you’re cooking indoors) on instagram.
3. Use #bocaboca and #mappyhour somewhere in your caption

Rules: To be considered for the prize, you must enter by April 30th, 2020. You can enter more than once, it just needs to be a different dish. By entering, you acknowledge that we may share your photo on our instagram channels You can check out the full rules and regs here.

Mappy Hour at The North Face

Together, Mappy Hour and The North Face are teaming up to create meet-ups, adventure guides, and a multi-month challenge to support urban dwelling outdoor enthusiasts across the country exploring our local backyards.

The North Face will host dozens of events in stores from New York City to Denver to Chicago featuring inspiring speakers, local brews, and skills to get outdoors. Meanwhile, everyone is invited to take part in the Explore More Challenge, a multi-month challenge that rewards you for going outside with new Mappy Hour friends. Each chapter guide includes 10 challenges that can range from exploring your city to finding further afield outdoor gems in your state. You can complete challenges to win prizes from The North Face.

Explore More Guides


Want to win a shopping spree at The North Face? We're talking a brand new pack, shoes, jacket and shirt for your next adventure.
As you take part in the Explore More Challenge activities share on your instagram feed with the hashtag #exploremorechallenge.
On August 20, 2020, the Chapter Leaders will come together to pick one person to win the shopping spree.
Bonus: it's fun. *

Exploration Rewarded

The benefits don’t have to end at Mappy Hour – join The North Face’s VIPeak program for more events, discounts, and perks… all year long.

Event Recaps

5 Takeaways from Mappy Hour NYC

On Wednesday, Mappy Hour officially launched our partnership with The North Face in New York City. It was a whirlwind event, complete with bouldering,...

Chicago’s Biggest Mappy Hour Event Yet!

Mappy Hour x The North Face – Chicago Explore More Challenge Launch Party We launched The Chicago Explore More Challenge in partnership with The North...

DEN: Explore More Launch with Matty Hong

A few weeks ago, Denver kicked off our 2019-2020 partnership with The North Face (now headquartered in Denver too) at their Cherry Creek store....

Stay Warm this Winter: Cold Weather Hiking Tips from a Guide

Winter is coming... and while it's okay to have days when you stay inside and sip tea, it's also fun to keep going outdoors...

DEN: Tips for Wilderness Prevention in the Backcountry

Last week, Mappy Hour Denver gathered at The North Face Cherry Creek to learn wilderness medicine and risk management from NOLS. The very talented instructor,...

NYC: Skiing & Riding at The North Face

We gathered at The North Face's brand new community-focused store in Soho for a night dedicated to all things skiing and riding. This month,...

SF: Womxn Leadership in the Outdoors

Last Tuesday night, we gathered at The North Face on Union Street for a San Francisco Pop-up Mappy Hour. The night was full of...


Featuring Mountaineer, Pete Athans, a.k.a. Mr. Everest! The brand new Seattle Chapter of Mappy Hour held a launch party at the North Face flagship store on...

CHI: 5 Tips for Backcountry Medicine with NOLS

On an unusually chilly night in November, Mappy Hour Chicago gathered at The North Face Wicker Park for a chat with NOLS (National Outdoor...

NYC: Ice Climbing with Doug Ferguson

All event photos by Zak Suhar. You can follow him on instagram, Facebook and twitter and check out his work at zaksuhar.com

MH SEA: Snowboarding 101 / Explore More Challenge Recap

Mappy Hour Seattle started 2020 off right with ideas on how to get out of the house this winter. Held at...

DC: Explore More Event Recap

Mappy Hour DC gathered in January at The North Face in Bethesda to kick off our Explore More Challenge and to learn...

NYC: Derick Lugo, The Unlikely Thru-Hike

While I'd read The Unlikely Thru-Hiker last year when it came out, hearing Derick Lugo recount his experience and read passages from...

CHI: Here’s How to Backpack Patagonia

This February, we were graced by Mappy Hour Chicago members David and Marissa Blakeman’s serious knowledge of what it takes to plan...

SEA: Beginners Guide to Backcountry Recap

February in the Seattle area means people are flocking to the mountains. But wouldn’t it be fun to not have to deal...

* You can find the full rules for giveaway here.

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