Firefighter brothers take on the UK’s ultimate 69,000 step tower climb challenge
Firefighters Mike and Kev Sutcliffe are undertaking a tower climb endurance challenge to help support the communities of Grenfell.
Mike is a watch manager for North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, based at Acomb Fire station. His brother works for the West Yorkshire brigade in Cleckheaton.
They plan to run up and down the stairs at the 24-storey Bridgewater Place in Leeds.
It will be taking place on Saturday 17th June.
Mike says it will be the most intense tower climb endurance challenge to-date.
“I’d like to think we are both fir enough to do this given that we are firefighters but of course we will be doing plenty of training in the run up to the event.”
The duo will be climbing more 69,000 steps, the equivalent of 67 Big Bens, 7.8 Burj Khalifa’s or three-quarters of the way to the summit of Mount Everest!
They aim to do this as a continuous relay on the Saturday after the anniversary weekend of the catastrophic Grenfell Tower Fire.
If you would like to help them here is the link for more information.