Hot Springs Organizations: 9/11 Grand Stair Challenge – Challenge Dakota
Every year, on September 11th, we meet at the foot of the Battle Mountain Grand Staircase. Sign in begins at 6:00 am. Climbers must sign a waiver, but there is no charge for this event. Minors must have the signature of a guardian.Non-climbers are both welcome and encouraged to join us to share in remembrance and to support those who climb with your enthusiasm and admiration. The program begins at 6:30 a.m. Promptly at 6:46 a.m. we begin the lap of silence–when 11 climbers, led by a flag bearer, have climbed up and down the staircase once, the silence ends with the singing of the national anthem and climbers are then free to speak and enjoy the camaraderie of their fellow climbers. If you cannot get there by 6:46, come when you can. The Challenge Director is happy to stay until the last climber finishes.Climb as much as you are able. Climb until you need to leave for work. Climb in remembrance.
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