#TrytheTower on January 23, 2016 before Scale the Strat 2016 – Benefiting American Lung Association


 #TrytheTower before Scale the Strat 2016

Partial Tower Practice Climb Scheduled for Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, on behalf of The American Lung Association in Nevada, will open up the top flights of stairs at the iconic Stratosphere Tower for a special #TrytheTower practice climb on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The practice climb will allow climbers access to the stairwells at the very top of Stratosphere Tower, Level 101 to Level 112.  The cost is $30, and the Stratosphere has generously offered for each climber to receive two coupons for free admission to enjoy Stratosphere Tower with a friend for use at a later date, up to a $40 value.

Climbers can sign up for the practice climb at or register onsite the day of the practice climb by the Top of World podium inside Stratosphere Tower on the second level, starting at 6:30 a.m. 

The practice climb helps fund the American Lung Association in Nevada’s mission of preventing lung disease and promoting lung health while giving climbers their only chance to try the iconic Stratosphere Tower before Scale the Strat race day on Sunday, February 28, 2016 where climbers will tackle all 108 floors and 1,455 steps.

“The thousands of visitors who visit the Stratosphere Tower every day are not allowed in the stairwells so this is a very special opportunity for Scale the Strat climbers, or potential climbers,” said Kim Huff, Director of Tower Operations at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower. “In fact, this practice climb will give climbers access to levels they won’t see on the actual climb day.”

Practice climbers can tackle the 234 stairs between Level 101 and Level 112 in small groups as many times as possible. Level 112 of Stratosphere Tower is above the world famous Observation Deck and four floors above the official Scale the Strat finish line.  As climbers reach Level 112, they will be outdoors and experience one of the best views in Las Vegas.

Unlike the full climb, the practice climb is not timed, allowing for a more personalized approach and customized workout.  The #TrytheTower practice climb allows climbers to have fun with friends or get an extreme stair workout.

Additional information about Scale the Strat 2016 on Sunday, February 28, 2016 can be found at

Twitter:  @ScaletheStrat  #TrytheTower  @LVStratosphere


Stratosphere Tower Observation Deck hours are 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Sundays.  For more information on Stratosphere Tower visit   Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is located at 2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas 89104.


About American Lung Association in Nevada (ALAN): ALAN has been improving the lives of Nevadans since 1916 when it was founded as the Nevada Tuberculosis Association to combat the devastating disease of tuberculosis (TB). Lung disease is the fourth leading cause of death in America. ALAN provides help and education to people living with asthma, emphysema, and other lung diseases. These diseases are confronted at the root level by educating kids about the dangers of smoking, providing smoking cessation programs, advocating for smoke-free environments, and working to reduce air pollution. Local programs include Open Airways for Schools, Teens Against Tobacco Use, Not On Tobacco, Freedom From Smoking, and Better Breathers Clubs.


About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000- square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops, the original production show PIN UP starring Claire Sinclair, and the Michael Jackson tribute show MJ Live.  Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).

About Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield:   About Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield: Serving Nevada since 1969, Anthem is the state’s second-largest health benefits provider and the only one licensed to sell insurance in every county. As Nevadans, we live and work in the same communities we serve and have made it our business to help provide health security through a broad portfolio of health care plans and insurance products. Anthem has been a proud sponsor of the Scale the Strat since the event began. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Rocky Mountain Hospital and Medical Service, Inc. HMO products underwritten by HMO Colorado, Inc., dba HMO Nevada. Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada is available at Also, follow us on Twitter at, on Facebook at, or visit our YouTube channel at

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