Monday, March 12, 2012

Firefighter Stair Climb

On Sunday, March 11 Stewart joined over 1,550 firefighters representing 291 departments from 24 U.S. states, Canada and Germany to compete in the Firefighter Stair Climb, a timed race to the top of the Columbia Center in full combat gear and self contained breathing apparati (SCBA). This event is the largest individual firefighter competition in the world, so of course my sister and I went to support him.

At 788 feet of vertical elevation, the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle is the second tallest building west of the Mississippi. It takes 69 flights of stairs and 1,311 steps to reach the observation deck overlooking the city. 

Stewart did amazing and placed #147 out of 1,550 with a time of 16:07!! He trained for months leading up to the event and I'm so proud of him for accomplishing his goal. 

The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb supports the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, raising money through sponsorships, individual and department fundraising, and entry fees.


  1. wow he placed really well! that is amazing!!

  2. Yeah he would have done even better except hehad to keep waiting to pass people, which slowed him down a little bit. He still did awesome though!


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