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Old 02-22-2008, 08:47 PM
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Stairs? Hey, not a bad idea.

I'll do that after I take the elevator up and down to look at the new renovations.
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:08 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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After this, I dare you to climb the Eiffel Tower

The worst I've climbed was Sacre Couer in France and it was terrible. It wasn't modern stairs, it was very old, steep, and unlevel. I paid 8 dollars to get in to and it took me 60minutes of climbing!
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Old 02-23-2008, 02:36 AM
 
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When I was at San Antonio College I had a class on the 6th (or 7th) floor which I used to walk up to each day. It wasn't that hard but I would be kind of out of breath when I reached the top. I always hoped no one would try to talk to me for five minutes.
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Default I did it!

About 60 Flights of stairs, took about 25 minutes at a steady pace. Legs were on fire but fine after I stopped. Actually the group that I went with was a bunch of volunteers and we just broke off to climb. They let us start before everyone else to "check for any saftey hazards" and that meant we had the stairwell all to ourselves. It was just a metal, echo filled stairwell with what seemed like unstable stairs. Glad there wasn't 100 other people. You will be happy to know that some of San Antonio's finest fire-fighters RAN, not walked up, the stairs with ALL of their gear on and made it all the way in less time than it took me to walk! Here is a list of internations stair events, kinda cool. Stair Races All Over The World Sorted To Number Of Stairs
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Old 02-23-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Congratulations!
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:46 AM
 
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Default Tower Climb 2008

I also did the Tower Climb! I didn't know what to expect but it was a great experience. I was able to complete the one mile run and the climb in 21 min, 34 seconds but I could have shaved some time off that since I waited for a friend to catch up before heading up the stairs. I didn't wait around to hear finish times. Does anyone know when or where the results will be posted?
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:47 AM
 
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Default Tower Climb 2008

I think I read there were 76 flights, 952 steps.
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:11 AM
 
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I'm very impressed - according to that stair-climb challenge website Tower Of Americas has 952 steps... You both should be very proud of your accomplishment, not very many people have climbed those stairs!!
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I'll be with you...in spirit! I think once you have started your way up, your committed.

Good luck and let us know how you do!
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Old 02-28-2008, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Congrats to both of you. A friend of mine did the Bop to the Top in Indy in 2007. Her complaint was that it smelled pretty bad. I saw where they were going to open the doors in the building to increase ventilation for the 08 version. Evidently neither of you complained about the air quality of the tower, so it must have been good.
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