Experience dizzying heights
ONQUER your fears and walk among the clouds 270m in the sky with Q1 Building’s SkyPoint Climb.
On the climb with me is a friend and personal trainer who encourages clients to do the walk as a way to face their fears.
“Not just a fear of heights – any fears,” she said.
I have abseiled before, been paragliding and parasailing, but walking on top of a building seems an unnatural vertical challenge.
You are not strapped in as you would be in a ride, instead, you are walking on see-through mesh stairs.
All around you is metal and glass and there is the distinct feeling that you may slip backwards and fly off the building at any moment.
That is impossible, however, as a harness attached to a railing keeps you planted firmly where you should be as you progress through the walk.
If you can calm down enough to enjoy the incredible scenery, you can gaze out at unobstructed 360degree views of Queensland’s great southeast region.
Walk along the glass crown, which frames the top of the Q1, and be guided to the summit of Austral- ia’s highest external building walk.
Meanwhile the more daring can walk along the edge and look down at the heart-racing sheer vertical drop.
Close to 150 stairs lead climbers to the peak, where guests pause to enjoy the climb’s highest vantage point, before descending to level 77 on the opposite side of the building.
After returning to SkyPoint Observation Deck, enjoy some time on the inside of the glass and calm the nerves with some welldeserved refreshments. – Kate Bamberry
LEFT: Natasha Kunej (left) and Kate Bamberry enjoy the high life. ABOVE: TXT4U student reporters tackle the climb. Photo: Aleisha Hudson