Drumheller was well represented once again with out local firefighters, this time at the Stair Climb at the Bow Tower in Calgary.

"My dad, Kyle, my mom and I have done that Calgary Tower climb, so it was similar, but with fire gear," stated firefighter Mitch Smith.

There was a near 500 competitors from across Canada partaking in the event.

So, what's the worst part of the whole event?

"I think the worst part is looking up just before it. It's similar to firefight, once you look up at the tower you feel nervous and scared, but once you get to the top it's the best," Smith explained.

Drumheller was represented by Mitch Smith, Kyle Smith, Merv Smith and Duane Bolin who actually ended up raising $3,345 through this event.

"It was quite the climb. It was out first time doing it, so we were all just trying to survive, but next year we will have to beat our times," concluded Smith.

Kyle Smith placed 12th in the men's 18 to 35 category with a time of 13:49, Mitch Smith placed 66th in the men's 18 to 35 category with a time of 15:41.

Merv Smith finished 5th in the men's 51 plus category with a time of 17:01 and Duane Bolin finished 8th in the men's 51 plus category with a time of 19:46.

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