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Spokane man’s 343 stair-climbs honor firefighters lost on 9/11


Spokane Fire Department Capt. Roger Libby was on a mission Monday. He would complete his 343rd stair-climb, in honor of the 343 New York firefighters who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center’s twin towers.

During each stair-climb Libby goes up at least 110 flights of stairs, the same number of flights in the twin towers. He usually does more, however, and has averaged 147 flights of stairs per climb. “I’m over a million vertical steps, 123 miles in elevation,” he said. More.

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