Saturday, 26 February 2011

Story Bridge Climb

26 February 2011

Today was the day of the R U UP 4 IT! Story Bridge Climb

From base headquarters at Kangaroo Point you make your way via a suspended walkway within the approach spans of the bridge to the halfway house. Your climb leader will enlighten you with extraordinary facts about the history and heritage of Brisbane and it’s iconic Story Bridge.

The route then ascends through the road level on to the anchor arm on the eastern side of the bridge. Here the incline is at its greatest as you make your way to the viewing platform approximately 80 metres above sea level. It’s from here that you will first experience the awe-inspiring 360 degree view of Brisbane, its river and surrounding mountain ranges.

From the eastern summit the route gradually descends along the eastern cantilever arm towards the central platform.

The central platform allows you to traverse the width of the bridge above the six lanes of traffic. Once on the western cantilever arm, climbers begin the gradual ascent to the western side, or city side of the viewing platform for another opportunity to take in the panorama.

The route continues down the western anchor arm of the bridge back through the road deck to the halfway house.

You then leave the halfway house and make your way south via the suspended walkway to base headquarters.


Upon getting to the place where we were to meet to climb we had to go through rigorous training and searches to make sure we didn't have anything on us that could be dangerous or could fall. They even had a metal detector!

We did a twilight climb so were able to see the views from the day and the night.

Was a fun climb and only a little bit tiring.

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