Master Bridge Climbing
Another year, another trip, another Amazing Aussie Adventure with another Harbour Bridge Climb. Yes, I can officially call myself a master bridge climber now. A bit easier and actually even more exciting than the last, but still a test of fear as I push myself to the heights above the Sydney Harbour. Each time I travel to Australia, or even another destination, I take chances to step outside my comfort zone. The feeling of accomplishment makes it well worth the discomfort as much as seeing and experiencing all the world has to offer.
The sights from the bridge are well worth facing any fears you may have in order to experience Sydney from this vantage point. There is three hundred and sixty degrees of pure beauty as you scan across the city and the harbour. On a clear day like we had, you can see the ridge of the Blue Mountains in the distance. Each climb presents a different experience than the last.
With varying guides, climbs, and times of climbs, you are sure to have a new experience each time you make your way up onto the bridge. There is a climb for every client and those with fears. As you make your way along your metal path, your guide will fill you in on the history of how the bridge came to be. It is a tale of absolute wonder considering they did not have the modern building conveniences today. Learn how brave these men had to be up there putting in the pegs that connect this and all with ultimate precision and alignment. Discover how brave you are as you rise above the city to see a most spectacular sight.
The climb runs all year and just about all weather. My last climb was a wicked windy day, but we prevailed. The wind actually made for an incredible clear view seeing well beyond the reaches of the harbour. All gear is provided by the center. All items are securely attached to your blue and grey jumpsuit as you are securely attached to the bridge itself. You only need to bring a go do it attitude and closed toe shoes. Indeed you have your knees knocking by the end of your adventure (mine always are), but the exhilaration of completing this climb will bring you back for more adventure.
Lisa Rossmeissl is the owner of Boomerang Escapes, a home-based agency located in Old Bridge, New Jersey with agents in TN, and WI. She has been a professional travel consultant since 2008 and specializes in Australia and the South Pacific. Australia, Tahiti, Fiji, and Cook Islands are among the specialist certificates she holds. Her agency’s focus is on creating itineraries with their client’s wants, desires, and budgets in mind. She and her planners believe in getting to know the traveler to ensure they have a vacation to remember. With each planner specializing in a different market area, Boomerang Escapes can offer a wide ride of leisure vacation planning.