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BridgeClimb celebrates 2.5 millionth climber scaling to the summit of Sydney’s icon
BridgeClimb Sydney has celebrated the 2.5 millionth Climber to experience 'The Climb of their Life' on the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge.
At 10.05am on Friday 12th March 2010, Hilary Baker from the UK scaled to the summit of the Bridge with BridgeClimb Sydney.
Baker, a coach driver from Sundon, England, climbed with her partner Greg Ashworth as well as her sister Alison Kirkham and Alison’s husband John Kirkham.
She exmplaed “this is our first visit to Australia and what a way to be welcomed.
“I have been looking forward to climbing the Bridge for so long, and to be lucky enough to be the 2.5 millionth climber…well this is just brilliant.”
At the summit Baker was presented with a trophy containing a cement core from the original 1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge foundation work, sourced from the excavation of the BridgeClimb access tunnel to the Bridge.
Todd Coates, Managing Director of BridgeClimb said “Hilary has travelled from across the globe to summit the Bridge today. Her story and the memory she will treasure forever is as unique and special as every one of our 2.5 million climbers.”
Since BridgeClimb opened in October 1998, 58% of climbers have been international visitors to Sydney, 24% were Sydney-siders and 18% were from the rest of Australia.
BridgeClimb now have three exciting climbs to the summit of the Bridge; The Bridge Climb, The Discovery Climb and The Express Climb, all available at dawn, during the day, twilight and at night.
For more information go to www.bridgeclimb.com
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