Monday, May 23, 2011

Training Grounds

Crikey! I didn't think gaining access to stairwells of 'scrapers would be so difficult. I suppose living in a post 9/11 world, security measures are high all over the place. I didn't even attempt to get into the really tall buildings this weekend, just some of the mid level ones. Security guards at the front desk, mostly locked doors on the perimeter. I expected to run into road blocks in the bigger buildings, just not 20 & 30 story ones.

No worries, I have other ideas. For one, I could just try and climb during the week, when access is easier. I also happen to work in one of the tallest buildings in Atlanta, so there is always the "home course". I just wanted to explore some of the other buildings first.

I'd like to climb once a week at a minimum. I already have a full running/training schedule, so this will be an add-on. Ideally, I'd like to find a couple of like minded tower-runners, have a smallish group to train with during the climb.

Now, just need to figure out how to gain access to some of the Big Boys...

Friday, May 20, 2011


We are breaking ground, today we form the Atlanta Flight Club.