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  • Who: Kurt Hess

  • What: Stair climbing - vertical height in 24 hours

  • Where: Switzerland

The record for the greatest vertical height ascended by climbing stairs is 18,585 m (60,974 ft 4 in) and was set by Kurt Hess (Switzerland) who climbed the 45 m Esterli Tower in Lenzburg, Switzerland, and descended by foot 413 times on 5-6 October 2007.


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