Bellevue Firefighters climb 69 flights of Columbia Tower

Bellevue firefighters rest after the climb up Columbia Tower. - Kyle Moore, Seattle PIO
Bellevue firefighters rest after the climb up Columbia Tower.
— image credit: Kyle Moore, Seattle PIO

Bellevue Firefighters climbed 69 flights of stairs on Sunday at Columbia Tower. The 1,311 steps climbed in full gear, are part of the Scott's Firefighter Challenge, meant to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Bellevue was joined by departments from across the world, making for 1,473 participants. Andrew Drobeck of Missoula, MT finished first. Top finishers among the city of Bellevue include the following:

Chris Archer with a time of 13:14 or an average of 12 seconds per flight

Camari Olson, 14:22, or 13 seconds per flight

Kerry Doran, 18:26, 17 seconds per flight

Scott Symons, 18:46, 17 seconds per flight

Charlie Kimball, 18:48, 17 seconds per flight

Mark Pan, 18:53, 17 seconds per flight

Eric Rickert, 19:33, 17 seconds per flight

Rich Burke, 20:08, 18 seconds per flight

Brian Regalado, 20:10, 18 seconds per flight

Paul Hyatt, 21:00, 19 seconds per flight

Mike Williams, 21:34, 19 seconds per flight

Andrew Schneider, 21:44, 19 seconds per flight

Marcus Howle, 31:49, 28 seconds per flight

Jeff Negrete, 31:56, 28 seconds per flight


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