Powered by a couple of freebie shots of powerade and 4 hours of sleep, I was confronted with 1776 steps, 144 flights of stairs early yesterday morning after a late evening of shooting an awesome wedding reception the night before. If you do not know what I am talking about, I took part in the annual Enbridge CN Tower for the United Way this year with a couple of friends/co-workers. We met early in the morning, around 7:00am, to register and get ready, everything was organized and well planned, although we did not start our trek up the CN Tower till about 7:45. The climb was long and hard. There was really nothing that could have prepared me for this…well..maybe going to the gym more and all…but my goal was to reach the top. My strategy was to pace myself and never to stop for a break as it would be hard for me to start back up again. I wound up “summiting” the tower (yes, people use the word “summit” for climbing mountains, the CN Tower felt like a mountain to me) in 26 minutes and 22 seconds, by no means did I break any records but I was quite happy with the time. I don’t think that I would do it again though.
Unfortunately, no cameras were allowed during the climb up so I don’t have any photos of the event at all. I encourage everyone to take part in this event at least once in your life. I leave you with a photo of my souvenir.