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Firefighters climb the Manitou Incline in honor of 9/11 firefighters

Firefighters climb the Incline on 9-11
Firefighters to climb the Incline
Posted at 7:43 AM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 20:55:51-04

MANITOU SPRINGS — A group of firefighters and soldiers are on the move up the Manitou Incline to honor the 343 New York City firefighters who died running up flights of stairs to reach those trapped inside the twin towers on September 11, 2001.

Just like the men and women on that day in NYC, our locals wore full firefighter protection gear weighing 60 pounds as they move up more than 2,700 steps and 2,000 feet to the top of the Incline.

The group says the climb symbolizes the brotherhood and sisterhood they share with firefighters who lost their lives on 9-11 trying to save others. This will be the fourth year they're doing this.. And certainly a tradition that will likely continue.