Explore More

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. *

Mappy Hour at The North Face

Join us.

Swing by in-person at one of over 30 events at North Face stores across the country.

Register now at MappyHour.org/events.

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

* You can find the full rules for giveaway here.

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