On Friday 1st April 2016, Climb groups enjoyed an unexpected animal encounter at the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, when a Koala climbed 134 metres up the iconic steel arches to make a new high altitude home at the summit.
Climb Leader Mitch said “It’s not surprising that this ambitious little koala chose to scale the great Bridge to its highest point. The Eucalyptus tree is known as one of the tallest plants on the planet and can grow up to 60 metres high. Our new resident feels right at home up here”.
The unaware climbers began ascending the iconic bridge to tick off a bucket list experience, when they reached the top they were greeted by a 5’7” Koala who onlookers described as more interested in catching up on her sleep than in her curious spectators.
Each climber had the chance to approach and gently pet the koala, some were even fortunate enough to win her affections and take a memorable photo.
Maxine Cody from London, one of the surprised climber said, “We were excited to get a photo at the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge with the Sydney Opera House in the background. We never imagined we could kiss a koala in that same photo. Our Australian adventure is complete!”
The koala joins the ranks of temporary Sydney Harbour Bridge residents, which have included a nest of ravens, countless cockatoos and a 15 meter long Chinese Dragon invited to celebrate Chinese New Year.
Once the sky high animal experience had concluded, the climbers resumed the journey of 1,332 steps along the impressive steel structure. Back on the BridgeClimb, they continues to enjoy unobstructed vistas spanning as far east as Bondi and as far west as The Blue Mountains.
This is the third April’s Fool prank organised by BridgeClimb to surprise and delight climbers. 2014 saw the world first Flash Mob on the Sydney Harbour Bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyOWc9Kn0Jk and 2015 invited climbers to attend a Mad Hatters High Tea Party https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unlQc2oRFNU
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