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Date Saturday  11/9/2019
End Date
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Annual Dinner --Vince Anderson
Start Time 6:00 PM
Status Approved
Leader Anita Wright
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 75
Type Trip
Trip Type All Other
Trail Mileage 0
Elevation Gain 0
Driving Distance 0


"The Lodge" at MacKenzie Place, 4751 Pleasant Oak Drive, Fort Collins, CO (Clubhouse)

For more info Contact

Anita Wright, Program Director,


Join the Fort Collins Group of CMC for their Annual Dinner, with a very special presentation by Vince Anderson, international mountaineer and ski guide certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations. Social begins at 6:00 p.m., including a cash bar, Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., Business Meeting at 7:30 p.m., Presentation by Vince Anderson "Jirishanca: Peru's Cerro Torre", begins at 8:00 p.m.

***Mail check made payable to CMC Fort Collins Group ($35 per person) to Anita Wright, 1215 Catalpa Place, Fort Collins, CO 80521 to arrive by 10/24/19. Taco Bar: Beef, Chicken, Steak, soft/hard shells, Spanish rice, pinto/black beans, toppings, lettuce/tomato, mixed vegetables, fruit cocktail, dessert, tea/coffee


Vince Anderson is a professional mountaineer and ski guide, and in 1998, became the 7th American to be certified through the International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations (IFMGA). This is the highest level of certification available to mountain guides world wide. Vince also trains mountain guides for the American Mountain Guides Association. Vince earns his living guiding clients on alpine, rock climbing and skiing adventures around Colorado, the Canadian Rockies, the Alps, Alaska, the Himalaya, the Karakoram and the Andes.

Vince recently ascended Jirishanca in Peru (20,098'), a difficult climb including 30+ pitches. The dramatic change in conditions of the upper portion of this mountain due to melting glaciers made the climb increasingly more dangerous and significantly different than the first ascent in 1957.

Vince is a third generation Colorado native, and has called the mountains his home his entire life. He climbed his first mountain at age four and began skiing at eight. When he is not guiding, he enjoys the winter months near his Grand Junction home around Ouray, skiing and ice climbing. He has climbed competitively from 2001 to 2008, and competed in the annual Ouray Ice Climbing competitions (and has been a route setter). He attained sixth overall in the World Ice Climbing championship (Austria) in 2002. Along with climbing, Vince has turned his passion and intensity found in Alpinism to mountain bike and ski mountaineering racing, winning numerous races such as the 6-day Breck Epic.

Most notably, he and climbing partner, Steve House, completed a new route on the Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat (26,660', world's 9th highest) in alpine style without oxygen in eight days during September of 2005. The two were awarded the Piolet d'or (Golden Ice Ax) award for their efforts, (the first time for any North Americans). In 2008, Vince and Steve completed numerous other alpine climbs, including the first ascent of K7 West in Pakistan and a new route on the North Face of Mount Alberta in the Canadian Rockies.

This will be a very special annual dinner as we enjoy an inspiring presentation by Chairman Gordan Thibedeau's nephew, Vince Anderson!