Thursday, March 20, 2008

The CN Tower climb ... 1776 steps!

Dawn mentioned on her blog that she is doing the CN Tower climb on April 19 in support of WWW-Canada.

I've always wanted to do the climb ... but always forget when they happen.

I've signed up for it. Gulp!

If you didn't know, that's 1776 steps ... just over 1100 feet up! According to Wikipedia, it's the tallest metal staircase on Earth!

The stairs are intended for emergency use only and are not open to the public, except for three times per year for charity stair-climb events. The average climber takes approximately 30 minutes to climb. The fastest climb on record is 7 minutes and 52 seconds in 1989 by Brendan Keenoy, an Ontario Provincial Police Officer. The fastest record for a woman belongs to Chrissy Redden, who climbed the stairs in 2000 in 11 minutes and 52 seconds.

I won't be breaking any records!

I'd really really appreciate it if you would support me on my climb ... click here to donate!

If you'd like to join me on this climb, send me an email at purple4mee2@yahoo.ca.

4 comments:

Teresa said...

That's one heck of a climb. Good luck.

Fleur de Lisa said...

Wow, I hope you're training at the gym to prepare for that one!

Isabel said...

Good luck! That's alot of stairs!

dawn said...

Yay, I'm so glad you're doing it! I think it's going to be a blast.