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Recap of the 2013 Fight for Air Climb

February 25, 2013


Thanks to the help of Jason Berry and Chuck Konopa, we were not able able to win the multiple climb category, but we SMASHED the old record. We climbed the Wells Fargo Building 46 times TOGETHER! A total of almost 15,000′ of elevation gain. Not bad for a half day out with the fellas.

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SALT LAKE CITY — More than one hundred firefighters from as far away as Panguitch joined other volunteers and climbed the stairs of a skyscraper repeatedly to raise money for the American Lung Association.

Participants in the 8th annual Fight for Air Climb braved the long flights of stairs leading up the Wells Fargo Center, and they made the journey multiple times—some while packing 60 pounds of gear on their backs. Teams of participants used the event as a fitness target or raced against other people and teams.

About 450-500 people participated in the event, which benefits several local health programs. Glenn Lanham is the executive director of the American Lung Association in Utah, and he said the cause is one that impacts everyone.

“Our slogan is fighting for air,” he said. “It’s a national message for the lung association. We always say here, especially here in…

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  1. diane donahue permalink
    February 25, 2013 2:54 PM

    RIGHT ON PETE! I saw Jason and his family at the JCC yesterday and told him I was wondering how Team Aether was doing. YEP! you 3 smashed the old record & totally set the new record 🙂   Jason’s mother in law saw him on the news on Saturday. I was thinking it was FOX 13 because I believe they were they were the only camera in the stairway.   Also Channel 2 was live in the morn. I will check their page later.   Have a great day~ Diane


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