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Highlights from the 2017 Climb for Wilderness

Written on June 1, 2017 at 4:35 pm, by

Thanks to everyone that came to the 2017 Climb for Wilderness! Here’s some of our favourite moments: 20 month old Karina Eustace Wallis, walked up all 1188 steps, one at a time, with the odd break for a treat or a little chat while her mom, Lindsey Wallis and her dad, Kyle Eustace watched carefully  Continue Reading »

26th Climb for Wilderness – A Resounding Earth Day Celebration!

Written on April 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm, by

Alberta Wilderness Association’s (AWA) 26th Climb for Wilderness surpassed expectations as climbers, volunteers and supporters filled the stairwells of the iconic Bow Building, courtesy of Cenovus Energy Inc. Each step of the way, climbers showed support for wilderness and wildlife at the best Earth Day event in the west! More than 800 participants from babies  Continue Reading »

The Climb is this Weekend

Written on April 20, 2017 at 7:19 pm, by

We are all set to fill the stairwells on Earth Day, April 22. The 26th Climb for Wilderness in support of Alberta’s wilderness and wildlife will be held at the beautiful, iconic, energy-efficient Bow Building in the heart of Calgary courtesy of Cenovus Energy.

What does climbing 1,188 stairs mean for conservation?

Written on January 31, 2017 at 7:26 pm, by

Eleven hundred and eighty-eight stairs is also the number of kilometres to drive from the town of Peace River to the Canada-US border south of Milk River.

We’re moving to The Bow!

Written on October 3, 2016 at 9:54 pm, by

We are pleased to announce that the 26th Climb for Wilderness will be held on April 22, 2017 at Calgary’s Bow Building, the best skyscraper in Canada!

2016 Climb & Run Results

Written on April 26, 2016 at 12:07 am, by

We’ve posted the results and photos from the 2016 Climb and Run for Wilderness. A full recap of the event will be coming soon but for now you can see the results and photo here.

Run for Wilderness

Written on April 18, 2016 at 4:36 pm, by

The Towerrunning World Association (TWA) holds tower climbing races throughout the world. This year, one of the races is being hosted in Calgary by Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and the Calgary Tower as part of AWA’s annual Earth Day celebration. This is the only Canadian stop on the world circuit for elite athletes competing in  Continue Reading »

Celebrate Wild Alberta for Earth Day

Written on April 18, 2016 at 4:32 pm, by

If you haven’t registered yet, why not celebrate Earth Day on April 23, 2016 with great folks of all ages and abilities.  There will be celebrities, clowns, mascots, towerrunning athletes from around the world and local dignitaries. You will have fun and honest, you really can do it!  3 year olds and 100 year olds  Continue Reading »

Musical Lineup!

Written on April 14, 2016 at 9:12 pm, by

We’re excited to announce our wonderful musical lineup for this year’s Climb.  

Mural Gallery: See it April 23

Written on April 4, 2016 at 8:45 pm, by

The walls inside the Calgary Tower are covered with over 170 original murals, six of which were added on April 2nd. The judges for the mural competition said the pieces this year were “imaginative, beautifully designed and beautifully painted.” The artwork was added to whats known as the tallest gallery in the west. The stairwells  Continue Reading »