Watch: Firefighters climb Manitou Incline to honor 9/11 victims

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FOX21 joined the firefighters to honor the fallen

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. — Firefighters from across Colorado climbed the 2,744 steps of the Manitou Incline in full firefighter gear Friday morning to honor the victims of 9/11.

The climb symbolically finishes the climb of the 343 firefighters who were killed at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

FOX21 reporter Lauren McDonald and photojournalists Shawn Shanle and Joe Swanson joined the firefighters for the entire climb.

  • The firefighters and FOX21 crew near the top of the Incline. / FOX21 photo
  • The firefighters and FOX21 crew at the beginning of the Incline.
  • Interviewing two participants before the start of the climb. / FOX21 photo
  • Climbing the Incline. / FOX21 photo
  • A Thin Red Line flag flies on the Manitou Incline September 11, 2020. / Shawn Shanle - FOX21 News
  • The Manitou Incline on September 11, 2020. / Shawn Shanle - FOX21 News
  • Firefighters, along with FOX21 reporter Lauren McDonald, climb the Manitou Incline on September 11, 2020. / Shawn Shanle - FOX21 News
  • Climbing the Incline. / FOX21 photo
  • Above the clouds on the Manitou Incline September 11, 2020. / Shawn Shanle - FOX21 News
  • A firefighter pauses after finishing the climb. / FOX21 photo
  • A group of Colorado firefighters, along with FOX21 reporter Lauren McDonald, poses for a photo after summiting the Manitou Incline in honor of 9/11 first responders on September 11, 2020. / Shawn Shanle - FOX21 News

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