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14 reasons not to climb the CN Tower

Don’t bother signing up for WWF’s CN Tower Climb for Nature this April 8 and 9. Here’s 14 reasons why not.

#14 The view from the top is boring. Yawn.

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© Creative Commons

#13 Climbing one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World is so overrated.

© James Carpenter / WWF-Canada

© James Carpenter / WWF-Canada

#12 Don’t bother. Only high-level athletes succeed in climbing the 1,776 steps.

© James Carpenter / WWF-Canada

© James Carpenter / WWF-Canada

#11 And climbing 144 flights of stairs will definitely not make you any fitter.

© Ken Mak / WWF-Canada

© Ken Mak / WWF-Canada

#10 Really, why raise funds to protect the environment from the effects of climate change? The Canadian Arctic will sort itself out.

Chunks of broken, melting icebergs floating on the water at Resolute Bay, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. © Andrew S. Wright / WWF-Canada

Chunks of broken, melting icebergs floating on the water at Resolute Bay, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. © Andrew S. Wright / WWF-Canada

#9 And don’t worry about those most affected by melting sea ice. The mighty polar bear can handle less habitat.

A female polar bear (Ursus maritimus) in November waits for ice to form in order to hunt for seals, near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. © Jacquie Labatt / WWF-Canada

A female polar bear (Ursus maritimus) in November waits for ice to form in order to hunt for seals, near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. © Jacquie Labatt / WWF-Canada

#8 Raising funds to save tigers’ habitat can wait until next year. Only 93 per cent of their historic habitat has been destroyed.

Two Siberian tigers (Panthera tigris altaica) portraits.

Two Siberian tigers (Panthera tigris altaica) portraits. © naturepl.com / Edwin Giesbers / WWF

#7 It’s no fun indulging in friendly competition to inspire workplace giving with the team challenge.

© James Carpenter / WWF-Canada

© James Carpenter / WWF-Canada

#6 Who cares about Monday morning bragging rights?

© Chris Chaplin / WWF-Canada

© Chris Chaplin / WWF-Canada

#5 Even if you wanted to climb, the stairwells are crowded and dark.

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© WWF-Canada

#4 Your friends would never join you.

© Chris Chaplin / WWF-Canada

© Chris Chaplin / WWF-Canada

#3 You’ll be all alone and likely the last one to reach the top.

© James Carpenter / WWF-Canada

© James Carpenter / WWF-Canada

#2 You could put your athleticism to the test and compete for the fastest climb time with the Elite Challenge. But who cares how fast you climbed.

© Chris Chaplin / WWF-Canada

© Chris Chaplin / WWF-Canada

#1 There is absolutely nothing to celebrate when you reach the top.

© James Carpenter / WWF-Canada

© James Carpenter / WWF-Canada

Okay, so maybe there are a few reasons why the climb is worth doing. Register today.