By Leilani Mauricio and Anouck Heyse, Crinkling News junior reporters
HOW would you feel if you were rising to the top of the world and all the people below you were slowly shrinking to the size of an ant?
Well that’s what we experienced on Sunday, April 9, as we climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
When we arrived at the bridge we were pumped and ready for our climb of 1,002 steps.
Our tour guide, Trace, was engaging and interactive, and told us many interesting facts such as: there are six million rivet bolts in the bridge and if you took every second one out the rest would still be able to hold the bridge up.
We were in a group of 14 and when we had finished getting our safety gear on, we began climbing.
As well as our safety gear we had an awesome headset that you could hear the tour guide through.
At the beginning of the climb we were nervously excited.
We started by going up on the eastern side at an average pace. Trace gave us lots of information and cool facts as we scaled up the bridge. There were gates that we had to hold open and many amazing photo opportunities.
What a fantastic view!
When we eventually got to the top of the bridge, we were blown away by the view.
It was absolutely fantastic! We could see every single part of Sydney such as Manly, North Head, Kirribilli, North Sydney and the Anzac Bridge. We could even see Bondi beach.
Looking down over the city and the water and also walking up the bridge wasn’t as scary as we originally thought it would be.
Up the top it was fairly windy but it was a nice breeze after walking in the sun up so many dozens of stairs.
Victorious feeling at the top
The weather was absolutely perfect for the day, no clouds, not too hot and the sun was shining.
It was a breath-taking and spectacular view and our expectations were definitely fulfilled.
There was a feeling of victory and completeness when we reached the top and it was definitely an experience worth participating in.
It was undoubtedly the best experience of our lives, and one more thing crossed off our bucket list.