Have you heard of the Seattle Stairclimb? It's become an annual tradition over the last twenty years, where firefighters from all over the world head to Seattle to climb the stairs of the Columbia Center, the second tallest building west of the Mississippi. It's all in the name of supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, helping to raise money to fund blood cancer research and patient services.

And of course, the Missoula team is getting ready to make their mark again in 2022.

According to KPAX, the team of Missoula firefighters have won or placed in the top 5 quite a bit in the past, so they're excited to get back at it - especially since, like so many other events, the Stairclimb has been on hold for the last two years thanks to COVID.

The Missoula team apparently trained on the M before the last competition, and I'm betting they'll be doing that again - what better training for an uphill walk could there be?

Their fundraising begins on January 29th with an event at Orange Street Food Farm, where they'll be taking donations and be set up on stairclimbers. The Stairclimb itself will take place on Sunday, March 13th in Seattle.

If you want to learn more about the Seattle Stairclimb and its history - or maybe if you're a firefighter somewhere around the country interested in participating - you can check out all the info at the Seattle Stairclimb's website.  Think the Missoula firefighting team has what it takes this year to go all the way?

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