Energy & Power
READY for the 2nd Annual “Climb the Turbine”?
By Anthony Capkun
September 26, 2013 – EBMag has learned of an interesting event called Climb the Turbine, which organizers claim is North America’s first and only wind turbine-climbing fundraiser. The challenge? Climb the 64 metre-high Windshare Toronto Hydro wind turbine at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ont., between October 5-8. But you can’t just show up… there’s a catch!
Participants will climb a ladder inside the turbine in pairs with a guide, and each pair from the general public is required to raise $500 or more, while corporate teams are required to raise $1000.
Organizers say the monies raised will go to Kids’ World of Energy—a program that delivers in-class, hands-on workshops on renewable energy for students across Ontario.
Climbers will be secured by a harness for the entire journey ascending and descending the turbine. There are three sections inside the turbine, separated by hatches.