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Base 2 Space

Seattle’s Most Iconic Climb

Base 2 Space returns Sunday, September 29, 2024! Registration opens April 29, 2024. More information coming soon! 

Over 1,700 climbers and even more donors made Base 2 Space 2023 an iconic one. Check out the recap video below! 


Scale the Space Needle’s two open-air staircases, taking in incredible views of downtown Seattle, Mt. Rainier, and the Puget Sound region’s surrounding beauty as you ascend 832 steps to the top of Seattle’s most iconic landmark! The seventh annual Base 2 Space was held in 2023. To date, Base 2 Space has raised over $4 million for lifesaving cancer research. All donations raised benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and the Space Needle Foundation.


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center unites comprehensive care and advanced research to provide the latest cancer treatment options and accelerate discoveries that prevent, treat, and defeat cancer and infectious diseases worldwide. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is an independent, nonprofit organization and the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington. We have earned a global reputation for our track record of discoveries in cancer, infectious disease, and basic research, including important advances in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services and has network affiliations with hospitals in four states. Fred Hutch also serves as UW Medicine’s cancer program.

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As a subsidiary of the Seattle Foundation, the Space Needle Foundation is committed to elevating our community’s collective future by supporting organizations who are at the forefront of transforming lives and make a positive difference in the Puget Sound region. The foundation is proud to support Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, a nonprofit National Cancer Institute dedicated to eliminating cancer and infectious diseases.