26 Mar 2013

The Climb Of A Lifetime

It is an adventure that I never thought I'd conquer. It's not something that I would usually just go out and do. Never before had it even popped up on my radar.
But the challenge was put before me and I grabbed the opportunity with both hands, after all 2013 is the year that I promised to go fourth and put myself out there, and this was the perfect way to begin, I mean if I could accomplish this, then it is quite possible that I could achieve just about anything.

Magnificent, exhilarating, an achievement like no other. The perfect way to challenge myself. I actually climbed the Sydney Harbor Bridge, not quite with style the climbing suits are not that glamorous but with determination and a belly full of guts that I had never expected. I must say that I never actually felt nervous at any time, which is interesting because going to great heights is not one of my favorite pass times. I guess the excitement took over.

Dressed in the compulsory "bridge suits" and attached to the bridge by a static line, participants in the climb walk along flat, inclined mesh catwalks, climb up and down four flights of stairs, climb 465 widely spaced steps on the arches and step over, duck under and squeeze through girders. There are hand rails to help guide you through and lend support all the way to the top.

The view is breath taking, it's unbelievable. You truly have not experienced Sydney Harbor at it's best until you have taken in the view from this incredible height. The climb is a must, a definite addition to any ones "bucket list".

Looking stylish

Two of my boys did not really want me to do it, I even received a sweet face book message the morning of the climb asking me to "be careful" and make sure "you don't fall off mum" the other two crafty kids and of course Mr Crafty are very jealous, adventure is in their blood and the bridge climb is a definite must for them to do, they simply have to experience it for themselves.

I am beyond proud of myself that I conquered the climb, it is the beginning of a new me ! I think that I have actually discovered my adventurous side much to the delight of my husband who has always been the brave one. What now lays before me are many possibilities, and countless adventures that I have always said I would like to try but was never confident enough to actually do.
Who knows what is next, a ride on the back of Mr Crafty's motorbike very scary stuff or jumping out of a plane ? Whatever it is I am ready.
Bring on adventure number two. Crafty is ready.

Breath taking views
Linking up with the fabulous Jess for another adventurous IBOT

13 comments:

  1. Good for you! That's fantastic, and everyone who has done it just loved it. Not sure if it's on my list (don't love heights), but I think it should be.

    Great post.

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    1. Oh you just have to give it a go Ana, believe me you wont regret it xx

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  2. I live in sydney and have never done this before. Maybe I should do it one day.

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    1. Hi lovely :) do give it a go, it's a fabulous experience. My goal now is to get my boys to do it. xx

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  3. I couldn't do it! Just driving over the Gateway Bridge gives me vertigo. Good on you for getting to the top. Must have been exhilarating. Hi from IBOT.

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    1. It was magical, so glad that I had the "guts" to go ahead and do it.
      Thanks for stopping by xx

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  4. WOOHOO - was it exhilarating? I think I will def do it when I can afford to. A great pic with Opera house in background x

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    1. You so HAVE to do it !!
      Such an awesome experience. I now have the adventure bug :) my poor family xx

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  5. Go you !!!! I am always in awe of people who do anything at heights. I have tried more times than I care to recall to do things like this but they always end up badly with someone having to try to prise me off and get me down !!! The challenge I set for myself last year was to get dirty - like The Stampede and Warrior Dash dirty - and I did - and I had a great time.
    Good for you - well done !
    Have the best week !
    Me
    #IBOT visitor

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  6. Wow. Go you! I was given the opportunity to do a tandem skydive for free many years ago and just couldn't do it. You are a gutsier lady than me my friend!

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  7. I wish I had known you girls were doing it, cause I would have joined in for sure!
    So excited for you. Not just that you climbed the bridge, but that you're just pushing yourself forward. That's awesome xxx

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  8. You brave thing. I really don't think that is something that I could ever do. Congratulations for grabbing the bull by the horns :)

    Hello from #teamIBOT

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  9. Good on you!!! You look so awesome up there! The views are indeed breathtaking, aren't they? And you actually forget for a while how high up you are!
    So happy you had a fab time! :) x

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