CN Tower climb recap

26 Oct

Here is a quick recap of my first ever CN Tower climb..which I have to admit is a little addictive, I think I may do it again, who knows..lets see.

cn tower

Why did I climb?

This started off as a goal for me.

I love to dance, workout, jog and walk, but I do not and I’m going to say it again, I do not like climbing stairs, something about it..I find it tedious, tiring, not fun…I’m just not a fan, I would rather take the escalator or elevator. I mean I will take the stairs but it’s not my preference.

 Plus I don’t like being in tight closed off some reason I thought the staircase at the CN Tower was going to be in this dark and small tunnel looking have quite the imagination. It was nothing like I imagined it to be..the staircase was spacious, and it had light.

So overall I wanted to conquer my fear and do something that I did not like to do. I thought the CN Tower would be a great way to do this..I had no idea the Stair Climb was coming up..So my personal trainer Helen gave me the information at my 1st training session she gave this to me two weeks before the climb. So there you go, that’s how it all started

Bright n Early

I could scream. I’m not a morning person…NO NO NO::(

I mean I will get up and do what I need to do, but if it was my choice I wouldn’t get up so early, but it was a team decision that we will have an early start.

So of course that’s why I had my hat pulled down low over my face, my eyes were still closed, and I was half sleeping.

All in all I’m glad we started that early, plus everyone had a great attitude so complaining about how early it was went out the door.

 Helen and I (Lol, you see my eyes are covered, but I got a big smile on my face)


Other early birds..


I seen these guys..I have no idea if they climbed the stairs dressed like that, or if they came to protect us once we got to the times.


Don’t know who this guy is, but I liked his pirate costume, plus he was in good spirits. (My eyes are still covered)



Helen on her way to the Climb


The Climb

Wow…wow…wow is all I have to say.

Rules: We can’t bring ipods, mp3 players or water with

Let me tell you, I started off the climb in high spirits..I was like yes here we the time I got to the 40th floor I thought darn it I’m going to pass wasn’t going to pass out..I was being dramatic..but really after finding out that in total there’s 143 flights of stairs and I was at 40 I felt defeated..but I had to come back and push myself…that’s what everyone was good to see people you didn’t know encouraging each other to keep going.

The end

Yes I made it. I finished the climb in 26 minutes and 36 seconds..I was ready to fall over and sleep.

Lol…lol..after I got my ticket with my time I was sooooo happy, I was like yes, this is finish, lol only to realize there were more stairs to climb..I could…

Everyone had to walk up 3 to 4 more mini flight of stairs to get to the waiting area..

I have to say, it was a great challenge, it was fun, and I’m glad I did it..I went from not liking stairs to climbing the tallest tower in the world. I’m still not a fan of stairs, but I will climb the CN tower again, I want to beat my current time, plus it’s a great challenge, for a great cause, and it’s a little addictive.

I had these fashionable hoop earrings of the volunteers noticed, she said “You did it, you made it to the top, plus you did it with your earrings on” I love style..whatever you do, do it in style all the way, full-out.:)

After the at us..we did it..:) I look like I’m going to fall over and Helens gonna have to catch


The team, Congrats ladies


So tired..just relaxing on the glass ceiling..


My time, I have to beat that the next time I climb..


Thats it for now, make sure you join Helen Marie Fitness Fan page on Facebook, she will be posting additional pictures up of the climb. Now let’s get back to dancing.


6 Responses to “CN Tower climb recap”

  1. Marta Fonseca October 27, 2009 at 12:48 am #

    Nice recap! It is an experience to remember…

    • kayannward October 27, 2009 at 6:27 pm #

      Hey Marta:

      It was so much fun, and you did well, wow who would have thought such an early morning climb would turn out to be so much fun, and such a life stepping stone.
      For sure will keep in touch.

      Talk soon.

  2. MsToya October 27, 2009 at 4:59 pm #

    Congrats again girl!!! Thats amazing…i wish i did it with u guys, but i woulda collapsed for sure…no ipods or water?!?! are u serious?!?!? geeeeeez the no water thing would hinder me greatly LOL!!!

    nest time i’m doing it with u guys and u HAVE to make sure i do!! 🙂

    • kayannward October 27, 2009 at 6:26 pm #

      Lol..Toya..:) I know not having water is crazy. They had water at the top waiting for I’m holding you to it, the only way your getting out of climbing is if your on tour or a show…but other than that your in and your doing

  3. stephanie November 10, 2009 at 7:29 pm #

    Congratulations, i have also done that climb, the first time I only reached 100 or so, then 12 months later and much fitter I conquered it. Did I feel good? Hell no only exhausted and could not use my legs for a week. I will no doubt give it another go. So yes I am a CN Tower addict from the UK.

    • kayannward November 11, 2009 at 5:17 am #

      I’m glad you tried it again..:)

      Yes I’m addicted and I can’t wait to go back and try to beat my previous time..
      I was very tired..its

      Please explain..Do you ylive in Toronto, were you visiting or did you come from the UK to climb the tower?

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