Read about our Health & Safety Essentials and general information to assist you with preparing for your upcoming Climb below.
HEALTH & SAFETY ESSENTIALS
To participate you need to have a general level of health and fitness, and the ability to Climb stairs and ladders independently. BridgeClimb asks customers to carefully consider their own health and fitness levels, and not to climb if their participation poses any risk to their health and safety, that of other Climbers, or any other users of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Prior to your Climb, you will be asked to complete an online BridgeClimb Health Declaration form which will be sent to all bookers via email. The booking contact should then forward this link on to all Climbers within their booking. Please be honest about your health so we can ensure your wellbeing is not at risk. All discussions will be confidential. If you have not received a link to the Health Declaration or are having issues completing it, please contact our team on +61 2 8274 7777.
Minimum Health & safety requirements to climb:
- Climbers must be at least 8 years of age or older
- Climbers must be at least 1.2 metres in height
- If you’re under 24 weeks pregnant, you can Climb with a Certificate of Fitness signed by your GP. Please download this form and bring this with you on the day. Please note, the Certificate of Fitness must have been completed within the last three months prior to your Climb date. If you are more than 24 weeks pregnant, unfortunately you cannot Climb with us at this time.
- If you are 75 years of age, or older, you can Climb with a Certificate of Fitness signed by your GP. Please download this form and bring it with you on the day. Please note, the Certificate of Fitness must have been completed within the last three months prior to your Climb date.
- You must have a blood-alcohol reading below 0.05 to climb (the same as if you are driving).
The following conditions may impact a customer’s ability to take part in a Climb and therefore require consideration and disclosure:
- Limb absence or limb difference
- Heart conditions (including high or low blood pressure)
- Vertigo, dizziness or loss of balance
- All respiratory conditions
- Surgery, from which you’re still recovering
- Injuries or conditions impacting stair or ladder climbing ability
- Chronic illness
health & safety exceptions
We do our best to help everyone Climb, after all, we want everyone to take part in this amazing experience, however there are some things that will prevent you from participating, including:
- A fit or seizure in the last six months
- Broken bones
- If you are more than 24 weeks pregnant
- You’re under 8 years of age
- You’re under 1.2 metres tall
- Please stay home if you’re feeling unwell or showing symptoms of COVID-19. If you do arrive at BridgeClimb with flu-like symptoms, you may be refused entry to BridgeClimb – read more about COVID-safety here.
If you have any questions, or are concerned about your ability to Climb, please speak to our team for advice. We care about our Climbers; so please be aware that even if you have made a booking we reserve the right to decline participation, rebook or modify your Climb to keep you safe. Health & Safety Essentials and Exceptions are subject to change at our discretion.
CLIMBING WITH CHILDREN
Children from the age of 8 to 15 (inclusive) are able to join their parent/s or guardian/s on a Climb, provided they are 1.2 metres in height or taller. Children are the responsibility of an adult, with a maximum of three children allowed under the supervision of one adult climber. Parents/guardians must remain with their children throughout the Climb experience, and must assist the BridgeClimb team by managing their equipment preparation and behaviour.
When considering whether this activity will be right for your child, we would like you to consider the following:
- We will equip younger children in smaller Climb Suits, harness belts, and other accessories, based on the day’s weather conditions
- Children must have a general level of fitness and the ability to climb steep ladders and stairs independently
Climbing the Bridge is an all-ages experience. The stories our Climb Leaders share during the experience are appropriate for a broad age range.
FEAR OF HEIGHTS
We have helped thousands of people challenge their fear of heights by climbing to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. If you are apprehensive, our team specialise in supporting and enabling you to overcome your fears to climb to the top of Bridge. Let our team know on the day, and they’ll take care of you to make sure you have the best experience.
WE climb, rain or shinE!
We’ll equip you with all the outdoor gear you’ll need for your Climb, based on the day’s weather conditions.
In case of extreme weather conditions like electrical storms or during times of extremely high wind, Climbs may be postponed. If you have any concerns, please contact our team on +61 2 8274 7777 or email email@example.com.
ON THE DAY OF YOUR CLIMB
On the day of your Climb, please bring with you valid photo ID and arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled Climb time to allow enough time to check in and begin your journey.
Ensure that you have eaten before your Climb and you’re well-hydrated – the experience can last up to 3.5 hours.
what to wear and bring:
- Wear comfortable, enclosed rubber-soled shoes with shoe-laces, such as running, sport or hiking shoes and don’t forget your sunglasses (if the sun is shining!).
- We recommend wearing comfortable clothing (eg. sports or activewear) that is weather appropriate as you may need to wear this under your Climb suit for extra comfort during cold weather. We’ll equip you with everything else you need for your Climb, based on the day's conditions. Read more about what to wear for your Climb here.
- Essential medication like asthma inhalers can be taken up on the Climb by your Climb Leader. Please ensure you advise us when you check-in.
STORAGE OF PERSONAL BELONGINGS AND PROHIBITED ITEMS
We provide free secure lockers for you to keep your personal belongings in, including phones, cameras and GoPros. Our Climb Leaders are multi-talented human beings and as well as being exceptional tour guides, they’re also trained to capture photos of you during your Climb. For safety and security reasons, cameras, video technology and mobile devices are prohibited on the Bridge.
If you’re wearing jewellery such as a watch, bracelet, or fitness device (E.g. FitBit), these will also need to be stored in your locker. Rings or small earrings are fine to wear. If you wear glasses or are climbing during the daytime and would like to wear your sunglasses, please bring these with you and notify our team who will attach them to your climb suit prior to your Climb.
If you have long hair that is tied up, this can be done with a soft elastic hair band only, no clips, bobby pins, or scrunchies. If in doubt, ask a member of our team on the day.
See you at the Summit!