Climb the Wall stair climb for clean air: 48 stories up for lung health

More than 300 stair masters including firefighters and fitness buffs climbed to dizzying heights on Sunday in Vancouver for lung health.

BC Lung Association says tackling 739 steps at the Sheraton Wall Centre funds vital research

BC Lung Association event has raised $1.5M over 15 years. 1:20

More than 300 people including firefighters and fitness buffs climbed to dizzying heights in Vancouver on Sunday for lung health.

It was the 15th annual Climb the Wall: The Stairclimb for Clean Air, which is a fundraiser for the BC Lung Association.

Participants — including firefighters in full gear — must run or walk up all 48 flights of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. The total number of steps is 739.

To participate, each stair climber must raise a minimum of $125 with all proceeds supporting lung research, education, patient support and advocacy programs.

5 things to know about Climb the Wall

  • Age of participants ranged from nine to 80.
  • Over the past 15 years, the event has raised more than $1.5 million.
  • Average stair climb time is 10 to 15 minutes.


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