"Our day started extremely early this morning as a small group of us woke up at 4:30 a.m. for a sunrise jog, which was a truly unforgettable experience. Sitting across the harbor, we watched as the sun rose directly above the Opera House. Although our view was temporarily blocked by a cruise liner arriving into port, the experience was well worth the loss of sleep!

"The day only got better as the sun finally came out and we set off to one of the main attractions, the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb. The bridge, which is celebrating its 80th birthday this year, has been a climbing attraction for 14 years by millions of people and Kelsey, Casey, Kyra and I were going to be added to that list! The climb took us two hours and brought incredible views, interesting facts, silly pictures - definitely a once in a lifetime memory! From head to toe we were outfitted in gray and blue suits with a harness, hat, poncho in the case of rain, along with a handkerchief in the event we broke a sweat during the climb.

"The view from the very top of the bridge was unlike any view in Sydney and I was so happy I was able to experience the moment with three of my best friends!!"

- Ellie Clayton ’13

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