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Gordan Thibedeau, Group Chairman, welcomes you to the Fort Collins Group of the Colorado Mountain Club. We are a community of more than 300 adventure-loving outdoorspeople who enjoy experiencing Colorado's mountains. Whether it's a hike around Horsetooth Reservoir, a climb of Longs Peak, a fishing trip on the Poudre River, or simply a potluck social, we invite you to join us!

Please check out our Activity Schedule page for upcoming trips and other club activities. Guests are welcome, please don't be shy to see what we have to offer! Note that all of our leaders are trained in leadership, safety, and wilderness first aid skills.

The Fort Collins Group is one of 13 regional chapters of the Colorado Mountain Club, which is headquartered in Golden, Colorado.

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Monthly Program

Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019:  

Join the Colorado Mountain Club Fort Collins Group as Kevin Willey shares his recent Serengeti Safari near Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,341') in Tanzania.  Following Kevin's ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro with Tom Chapel, he experienced the magnificence of Tanzania in this incredible safari adventure.  Relax and enjoy snacks and brews from the taproom while we see close up what it is like to be on safari in Africa!

Time:  Social at 6:30 p.m., Presentation at 7:15 p.m

Location:  Odell's Brewery, 800 E Lincoln Avenue, Fort Collins

 

Annual Dinner

Saturday, 9 Nov 2019:  

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 worldwide. 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 Anderson 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!

Time:  Social/Cash Bar at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Meeting at 7:30 p.m., Presentation at 8:00 p.m.

Location:  The Lodge at MacKenzie Place, 4751 Pleasant Oak Drive, Fort Collins  80525