7 Amputee Surfers journey 165kms and 1,000 steps to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

On Wednesday 10th August, seven amputee surfers completed a journey of more than 165 kms and 1,000 steps, to reach the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, raising funds and awareness for those living a full life with prosthetic limbs.

The milestone climb, highlighting the accomplishment of ambitious goals, took place on the final day of Walk for Waves: an 11 day fund raising initiative taking participants from Newcastle to Manly across 15kms of coastal walk each day.

Jade ‘Red’ Wheatley, pro-adaptive surfer, single below the knee amputee and organiser of the event said, “These surfers are determined individuals who have adapted their lives to continue to surf at a high level and to do other things they love to do in life.

“We felt conquering the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge was a fitting climax to an epic journey, demonstrating you can conquer any limitation and achieve the great things you put your mind to.

Standing up here, on top of the world, we can look down on the best view of Sydney with phenomenal pride, with sections of the great coastal walk we have just completed in view.”

The seven amputee Climbers safely ascended the eastern arch of the famous ‘coat hanger’ for a summit celebration, 134 metres above the sparkling harbour. They then crossed over to the west to descend the Bridge and completing the 11 day expedition.

More than 3.5 million Climbers aged from 8 to 100 from more than 137 countries have summited the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Many have overcome their own personal adversities including age, nerves, mental and physical disabilities.

BridgeClimb was thrilled to be a part of this celebration, a further demonstration of our commitment to increase the accessibility and appeal of climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge to many demographics.

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