Western Montana firefighters prepare for return to Seattle Stairclimb

MISSOULA — Although there’s still some lingering uncertainty because of the latest pandemic surge, firefighters in Western Montana are preparing their teams for a return to Seattle to climb hundreds of stairs to help fight a critical disease.

The Seattle Stairclimb, which has raised millions of dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has become a Northwest institution over the past 20-plus years. But like so many worthwhile events, the Stairclimb has been on hold for the past two years.