Step Up to the Challenge

Day Of Event Details

Parking and Driving Directions

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
2000 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89104

Click here for directions to the event.

Climb Weekend

Early Check-In

  • Friday, February 24, 2017
    4 PM - 7 PM
    Location: TBD (inside Stratosphere Hotel, Casino & Tower)


Sunset Mixer

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017
    4 PM - 6 PM
    Location: Sky 107 Lounge (inside the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower)


Scale the Strat - Fight For Air Climb

  • Sunday, February 26, 2017
    7 AM - Kickoff Launch Party & Packet Pick-Up
    8 AM - Climb times begin(We encourage all climbers to arrive 30-45 minutes prior to their scheduled climb time)
    *Note: Climbers are not permitted to bring anything with them in the stairwell. Gear Check will be available. We will have water stops and oxygen available throughout the stairwell.
    Awards Party: 1 PM or 45 minutes after last climber finishes - whichever comes first



Registration will be open 7 AM - 11 AM at the event.

  • We encourage all climbers to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled climb time
  • Walk-ins are welcome on a first-come/first-served basis


Registration fees:

  • $60 per climber (at least 72 hrs before climb deadline is Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 4:00 PM PST)
  • $75 per climber (on day of event)


When do I find out my start time?

*Climb start times will be emailed out to all registered climbers and posted on on Friday, February 24th, 2017.

What should I bring on event day?

Please bring:

  • Any fundraising dollars you have collected and not yet turned in.
  • A roster of your team members, if you are the captain, as well as how much each person raised (if not already online).
  • Most importantly, please bring a positive attitude, your fan base and lots of energy!


What can I bring in the stairwells?

Climbers are NOT permitted to carry anything up the stairwell, such as:

  • Water bottles, camel packs, backpacks, fanny packs, etc.
  • Water will be available at designated water stations inside the Tower
  • Infants/children
  • Cell phones, cameras or any electronic devices / portable music devices, such as MP3 players, iPods, etc.
  • Hands-free devices

If you have medications like inhalers, etc. that are critical to your health & well-being - Do bring those with you as you climb.

  • Medical staff and paramedics will be dispersed throughout the stairwell to assist you if needed
  • Oxygen will be available


Gear Check

Gear Check is located inside, under the escalators near the event area. It is strongly suggested that climbers DO NOT check any items. The American Lung Association in Nevada and the Stratosphere Hotel, Casino & Tower will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items. Please leave valuables, purses, coats, wallets, etc. in your hotel room, at home, or with your guests. Gear check must be minimal to ensure a speedy process; therefore, it is primarily for jackets, sweats, street shoes and all electronic devices.

** Everything must be able to fit into a standard size shopping bag.

Supporter and Fan Zone

If you are not climbing, you can view climbers via live video!

There will be a special waiting area located inside the Theater of the Stars for guests who will be able to see climbers progress via video display.


An awards celebration and program will be held in the Showroom (on the 2nd floor) 45 minutes after the last finisher has completed the climb. (Estimated to start at 1PM PST)

All participants will be divided into the following age groups for award purposes: 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Personalized awards will be given to Climbers in each of the following categories on climb day:

  • 1st Place Overall Male/Female
  • 2nd Place Overall Male/Female
  • 3rd Place Overall Male/Female


Fastest Male/Female Climber in each of the following age groups:

  • 18-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+


Awards will be given in the following categories at the Inspiration Awards in June 2017:

  • Highest Fundraising Teams
  • Top Individual Fundraisers


Water Stations

Water stations are located in the general event area outside, throughout the stairwell, and in the Finish Area at the top of the tower. Water bottles are NOT allowed in the stairwells, as it is a safety hazard.


Always announce your presence and your intent to pass the slower climber. Pass on the left side. More detailed rules will be given on the day of the climb during announcements.

Minimum Age to Climb?

Please note that all climbers must be at least 18 years old by event day in order to participate. No exceptions.

Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

TV, Team & Tower Sponsor

Supporting Partners