Gov. John Hickenlooper rappelled down a skyscraper in Denver

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Over the edge. 29 stories to go. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Gov. John Hickenlooper exited a building from a great height today, with only a rope and a harness to prevent him from descending very quickly to the bottom.

The skyscraper in question was at 1600 Glenarm Place. This was for a charitable fundraiser known as Over the Edge to benefit the Cancer League of Colorado.

That’s a long way down

The orange dot is Gov. Hickenlooper. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Gov. Hickenlooper, way, way down there, rappels down 1600 Glenarm. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
The “after” shot:
Gov. John Hickenlooper after rappelling down 1600 Glenarm. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Gov. John Hickenlooper after rappelling down 1600 Glenarm. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Cancer League has no paid staff. The money raised goes to cancer research and patient services.

Each participant raises $1,000 to descend the building.

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Governor John Hickenlooper rappels off of a skyscraper in downtown Denver. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
The building Hickenlooper was set to rappel. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
The “before” shots:
Safety check. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Safety check. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Ready to rappel. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Ready to rappel. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Putting on a brave face. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Putting on a brave face. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Andrew Kenney

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