He Climbed the Height of Denali in a Stairwell for Charity

Patrick Swadden climbed the height of Denali in his building in just over 20 hours

March 29th, 2020 by | Posted in News, Profiles |

Patrick Swadden climbed his 42-storey stairwell 55 times in one day for a total of 6,160 metres, the height of Denali. He started at 5:05 a.m. and finished at 1:16 a.m. on March 21st for a total of 20 hours and 11 minutes. “It was the hardest physical challenge I have ever completed,” he said on his blog here.

“Folks, I am absolutely knocked off my feet – though a simple push would do the trick at this point – by your generosity,” he said. “Over 60 people have donated nearly $3,500 for Partners in Health Canada (PIH). PIH’s directors tell me that at $7.00 for each COVID-19 testing kit, we have produced almost 500 testing kits.”

CBC’s Carol Off interviewed Swadden on As It Happens. You can read and listen to the interview here. More and more climbers and runners are finding creative ways to train and raise money for charities from close to home.