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New Record Set on Sydney Harbour Bridge by 360 Simultaneous Climbers

On Thursday 30th November, 360 climbers, comprised mainly of university students from Canada and China, ascended an icon to break the record for most Climbers on the Sydney Harbour Bridge at one time.

The record was originally set by Oprah Winfrey and 300 super fans in 2013, and was broken by Rotary International raising money to end Polio in 2014 with more than 340 Climbers.

BridgeClimb facilitated the new record attempt with Heart Chorus Association International (HCAI).
A Canadian based not-for-profit organization for the personal growth of students globally.

HCAI’s biannual international conference consists of development workshops, enriching local activities in their host country and a newsworthy world record attempt. This year they set their sights high – on conquering Australia’s beloved bridge.

Participants climbed almost 1,000 steps towards the summit 134 metres above the sparkling harbour, to take the record and enjoy uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour and its surrounds.

There each climber unravelled a flag, safely attached and wrapped around their wrists, depicting the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals, to which they had dedicated their Climb.

Eva Wong, HCAI founder, said “We’re exhilarated to be standing on top of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge taking in the magnificent view of our host country and celebrating this amazing accomplishment.

“Not only do we stand here, on top of the world, as the new record-holding group of 360 climbers, but also we are flying flags representing United Nation’s key Sustainable Development Goals, which are key to our international development initiatives.”

BridgeClimb is thrilled to have hosted this and other special events, collaborating with and catering to a variety of charities, interests and international cultures.

In the last few years, BridgeClimb special events and limited edition Climbs for local and international festivals and celebrations have including, World Yoga Day Climb, A dance on the Bridge for Diwali the Hindu Festival of Light, and Chinese New Year Karaoke Climb, and with charities including National Breast Cancer Foundation and the John Maclean Foundation Climb Event .

BridgeClimb offers a truly memorable experience, perfect for special occasions, family adventures, team building and corporate events. For more information, please visit www.bridgeclimb.com or call (02) 8274 7777.

 

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