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    Default Scott Firefighter Stairclimb

    For those of you who haven't heard the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb held at the Columbia Tower in Seattle, Washington is scheduled for March 2, 2008. Save the date.

    A brief desciption of the event. 69 Floors, 1311 steps, 788 verticle feet, full bunker gear on air. 1,100 Firefighters competed last year, while also raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

    Click below for more information and to register:

    www.FirefighterStairClimb.org

    Here is a short video I found on you tube from a competitor last year:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYCJfFXI0fQ


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    can I wear 3/4's?

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    Do they have this type of competititon all across the US of is it just Seattle?

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    Thumbs up

    There is a climb in October at the US Bank Tower in Los Angeles, CA which is the tallest building west of the Mississppi. It isn't as structured.

    Google YMCA stairclimb and you should find it.

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    I was thinking of doing this and wondering if it could be done using 30 min bottles
    all the pictures I have seen is people using 45 min bottles
    a video I watched someone said that the entire climb could be done on 1 45 min bottle
    anyone have experience using 30 min bottles?
    I would need to use a 30 min bottle because thats what my department uses and its what I could get ahold of without renting something
    thanks for any input

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    Depending on how well you can control your breathing i think you could probably use a 30 min cylinder. In the video they said the fastest one was about 11 minutes.

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    11 minutes running up stairs
    i'm starting to think i just need to hop on a stair climber in full gear, on air and see how far, and long i can go

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    You will not complete the climb with a single 30 minute bottle. if you choose to go that route you must change the bottle out at a certain floor. You can have one partner change it out for you while it is on your back. The clock doesn't stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhenrich View Post
    11 minutes running up stairs
    i'm starting to think i just need to hop on a stair climber in full gear, on air and see how far, and long i can go
    It will not be accurate. You could probably get a general idea but the stress and anxiety will effect your breathing for sure.

    For myself it is even more inaccurate due to having 6,000' air in my bottle. Going back to sea level for the climb will help me a lot.

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    I am pretty excited for this event. I have some questions IU was wondering if you could answer. I know the turnouts required have to be current nfpa compliance. I was planning on brining my current backup set for the event. It is the same set I wore for the FF Combat Challenge in '07, however the turnouts are older/thinner and I wear Ranger 10" zipper structural boots. I wouldn't hesitate for a minute to wear these in a structure fire but the label that goes inside the boot have since fallen off.
    How big a stickler are the people checking equipment? I'm not going to break any records and realize past competitors have cheated (ie. duty boots, no liners, etc.) I would hate to fly all the way there and get a dq. Thanks, Dan

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