Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Up at the O2- Climbing to the Top!

"The best way out is always through"- Robert Frost

The 'New Year New Me' motto gets old really fast- But I have to admit that there's a certain something special about starting it off on the right foot - And especially at the top. The 02 gave us that opportunity as they run climbs over the top of their iconic building. Me and my little brother decided to book in an original climb (they have both sunset and twilight expeditions as well) on New Year Day and boy were we in for a treat! We started off with a small presentation with a group of like minded people about what the following hour would entail. Our guide Ross was informative and made the experience much more enjoyable. We then went through to the changing rooms where the element of being an adventurous explorer kicked in. We were suited and booted in climb suits, harness', latches and Ecco walking shoes. Before our climb, we took a few pictures at the base and then we set off. I have to admit I was slightly worried about not being fit enough to climb it, but it was actually pretty easy. There was a slight burn heading upwards but was completely ignored the further we went up. It was also extremely windy which actually made the whole experience incredibly fun. I don't think I could ever go bungee- jumping but I'm glad that I don't have an intense fear of heights. Getting at the top was so worth it- there was a beautiful view of Greenwich, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Canary Wharf. After a little while of taking selfies at the top we headed back down. I'm so glad I did it and you can see from the following pictures that It was an incredible experience. If you would like to give it a go click here.





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