Sunday, January 25, 2015

BridgeClimb pics for AUSTRALIA DAY!

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Happy AUSTRALIA DAY to my family in Sydney and to all the Aussie blog-friends! 


As soon as grandson Dean turned ten, the minimum age for BridgeClimb, he and his father climbed the Sydney Harbor Bridge!


What a view, eh?!

Wikipedia explains: 
Since 1998, BridgeClimb has made it possible for tourists to legally climb the southern half of the bridge. Tours run throughout the day, from dawn to night, and are only cancelled for electrical storms or high wind.
Groups of climbers are provided with protective clothing appropriate to the prevailing weather conditions, and are given an orientation briefing before climbing. During the climb, attendees are secured to the bridge by a wire lifeline. . . . Each climb takes three and a half hours, including the preparations.

See BridgeClimb website, "for the climb of your life."

12 comments:

Julie said...

Excellent post, for this, "our" day, Dina. Good shots of the two of them.

Dina said...

Thanks Julie. Climbers are not allowed to take anything up with them. So all photos are made by the BridgeClimb guide that goes up with each group.

William Kendall said...

What a grand view from up there, Dina!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful! What an exciting day for them both, and you.

Cloudia said...

Bless your Aussies and ALL of their countrymen!

ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3


Hels said...

Happy Australia Day, everyone. It should be a day of peace, sport, beach and family barbies. No more terrorism in the world!

Karl Demetz said...

Happy photos for a happy day!

VP said...

Happy Australia Day! (Sorry, I know I am late...)

Derek said...

Fascinating post. I've learned something from you today.

Have a good week.

Petrea Burchard said...

I don't know about the view because I'm too afraid to look down!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Thanks Dina, what a brilliant shot of your grandson atop the bridge, what a brave wee man he is! I agree the view must be spectacular, I wish I could do it :)

Kay said...

Oh wow! I remember looking at that bridge from a restaurant. We saw people climbing it and I know Art was itching to do it. Maybe next time.