I was so excited about heading into the city and doing the Harbour BridgeClimb for days leading up to it. I booked it to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary. It has always been on my bucket list, so when I saw that they were having a competition I entered. (My chance to finally climb the bridge).
When I found out I won the runner up prize which was a sampler climb, not all the way to the top but 1/2 way to the top, the sampler climb is designed to help people who have a fear of heights, confront there fears, I was so excited.
Those who know me well, know I hate heights, even walking down stairs with gaps in them freak me out, so this was really going to be a challenge, but one I wanted to achieve.
The Sampler Climb:
Get a taste of the world famous BridgeClimb! In just 1½ hours, ascend the inner arch of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge to a spectacular vantage point halfway to the top. The Journey: Latching on in the Climb Base below the Bradfield Highway, venture along catwalks past the South-East Pylon, directly over Sydney Harbour. Here commence your ascent to the halfway point on the inner arch on the Opera House side. As you cross over, to the Darling Harbour side of the Bridge, pause for a group photo at a unique vantage point within the Bridge. From here, you make a quick descent to our Climb Base.
I woke up Sunday feeling really nervous and sick in the stomach, I know this is all to do with nerves and my fear of heights so I kept talking myself into it saying it will be alright, I can do this!
We left home and made our way into the city, caught the bus in there and walked down to The Rocks. I of course gave the wrong directions and we ended up in the wrong spot. Finally we figured it out that we had to go up the stairs to get to Cumberland Street as it was above us. What seemed like an eternity we finally found the venue.
We checked in at the reception desk and were issued our tickets, up the stairs we went to wait for our group to be called. Soon enough the instructor came out and called us all in, we filled out forms and put our jumpsuits on. We were all then individually breath analysed, you must be under 0.05 to do the bridge climb. My reading was negative but John’s was over, which meant he couldn’t do the climb. He told me to go ahead and do it without him, but that really defeats the purpose of it being an anniversary activity I wanted to do together.
The team at BridgeClimb was fantastic and told us we can re-book the climb for another time, hubby was very apologetic and didn’t think he would still be over the limit. It just shows you never know, how long the alcohol can stay in your system.
So the actual climb will have to be Part Two of this blog post, hubby has assured me this will not happen again and I also advised him he can now book and pay for a hotel room for the night before our next climb to make up for it.
Have you done the Sydney BridgeClimb, do you have a fear of heights? Has your Partner ever let you down?