Australia: at 83, Lloyd Pouton Makes 40th Climb Up Sydney Bridge

Health and Fitness

Eighty three year old Lloyd Pouton has made his 40th climb up Sydney Harbour Bridge. And he maintains it remains one of his favourite experiences in Australia’s largest city.

Lloyd made his first climb up Sydney Harbour Bridge 10 years ago in 2001. He has had almost 200 photos taken, climbed more than 52,000 steps, walked 62 kilometres, and spent more than 135 hours scaling Sydney Harbour Bridge. He has also developed a special relationship with many of the staff at Bridge Climb Sydney. 

“I have made some great friends here at Bridge Climb, and the reason why I keep coming back is simply because every time I climb, I enjoy the experience just as much as the time before,” Lloyd says.

“You haven’t seen the last of me yet.”  

Lloyd’s passion for climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge has not waivered. He is already planning his 41st Climb for his 84th birthday on the 2 October 2011.

More than 2.7 million people from over 137 countries having climbed the Bridge since it opened. Climbers can climb to the summit of this world famous icon on The Bridge Climb, The Discovery Climb, or for those who are short on time, The Express Climb.