The amazing bridge climb comes of age this October turning 21, the Bridge has had some of the biggest names in the world climb over it since it launched on the 1st of October 1998, from royalty like Prince Harry to celebrities like Oprah, Hugh Jackman, Derek Zoolander and Will Smith.
However, the upcoming birthday celebrations are more focused on thanking the people of Sydney, rather than just the A-listers.
“We feel privileged to have played a part in creating so many special moments for people on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Our 21st is a milestone and October is going to be one of the most memorable months to come back for a climb or to tick the experience off the bucket list.
“Our throwback prices are just a very small thank you to Sydneysiders for embracing us so much over the last 21 years” said BridgeClimb CEO Chris Zumwalt.
At 440 feet above sea level, the bridge has become an iconic landmark to pop the question, get married, celebrate, overcome a fear of heights, qualify for bragging rights or simply take in Sydney’s sparkling harbour and surrounds.
To mark the anniversary, BridgeClimb has announced it is throwing back to the inaugural 1998 climb ticket prices and is inviting Sydneysiders to join in the month-long celebrations:
- All climbs $98 on 1st October – Tickets will go on sale at 9am, Thursday 12th September from bridgeclimb.com
- 1998 tunes – All climbs, all month, will feature a playlist of 1998 tunes at the summit – think Outkast, Jay Z, Madonna and Massive Attack
- 21st sweet treats – Bask in a post-climb glow at the base with free chocolate from Darrell Lea, which once housed its chocolate factory under the arches
- Meet Australia’s master climbers – Join the first climbers who scaled the summit in 1998 and hear some of the amazing stories from climbers who have returned to the arches hundreds of times
“We’ve had one person climb the bridge 133 times and we look forward to welcoming him to his 134th climb! We can’t wait for the people of Sydney to have their first climb over our 21st birthday celebrations and begin their love affair with the best experience in Australia” concluded Zumwalt.
Words Arrnott Olssen