Boz
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March 4th, 2012 at 7:49:51 AM permalink
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My only complaint was that the staircase was dusty, as evidence by the fact that me and most other climbers were coughing once it was over.



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March 4th, 2012 at 7:53:20 AM permalink
Mr. W.

How did you climb? Were you nearly running? Did you climb multiple steps ever? Did you stop to rest on the way up? Did you pull up with your arm on the rail? Did you learn anything about method from the expert climbers?

I used to climb stairs for exercise, and would try and run up them (I could run up the first 7 or so stories before walking), pulling myself up with my right arm along the rail ...

Curiously,

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March 4th, 2012 at 8:40:55 AM permalink
I ran up the first 10 flights or so, skipping stairs, which is all I could do. Then I had to drop to a fast walking speed. They rhythm I arrived at was to skip stairs every other flight. I indeed used both handrails, mostly for balance. I'm afraid I didn't come across any expert climbers. While I passed several people, nobody passed me.

There were several places to rest along the way, but I didn't invoke that right at any one of them. It would have been interesting to poke around these platforms along the way, but I'm a competitive SOB and didn't want to waste a single second.

They gave me a picture taken somewhere in route but I can't get my scanner to work with this new computer. Somebody is coming over this morning to hopefully get that working. It isn't the most flattering picture, just to warn you.
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March 4th, 2012 at 8:42:15 AM permalink
Isn't that about 2.5 steps per second, if there were
1800 steps? You had to be almost running.
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March 4th, 2012 at 9:31:55 AM permalink
I'll admit I underestimated your competitive nature. Was shocked to see you final time. I have no doubt who that man behind the curtain is now.
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March 4th, 2012 at 11:30:41 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Isn't that about 2.5 steps per second, if there were
1800 steps? You had to be almost running.



I was somewhere between walking and running. As I wrote before, I was skipping stairs half the time.

Here is the picture. Don't laugh.

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March 4th, 2012 at 11:32:48 AM permalink
Not a bad picture at all. You look like you are trying to look over your shoulder to the next landing to see if anyone is trying to pass you!
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March 4th, 2012 at 11:51:14 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I was somewhere between walking and running. As I wrote before, I was skipping stairs half the time.



I never even thought of using the railings, you can take half
your body weight off your feet by pulling yourself up on the
railings as you climb.
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March 4th, 2012 at 12:23:53 PM permalink
And now add "WizardofSTAIRS".

Well done.
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March 4th, 2012 at 3:26:30 PM permalink
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There were several places to rest along the way, but I didn't invoke that right at any one of them. It would have been interesting to poke around these platforms along the way, but I'm a competitive SOB and didn't want to waste a single second.

I assume those platforms also had capabilities for a bail-out.


Quote: Wizard

Here is the picture. Don't laugh.

Nothing wring with the way you look in that photo.

I'm kinda surprised that the stairwell is that narrow.
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