With chocolate in the bellies, smiles on their faces and Invercargill our next destination, we thought it necessary to experience one of Dunedin’s major attractions…the world’s steepest street. Measuring 161m in length, and with a steepest gradient of 39 degrees, Baldwin Street was going to be the hardest sprint these boys have ever experienced.
The race began and we set off for the difficult climb. And what a climb it was!! 20m into the climb, the breath was getting heavy, 50m into the climb, the quads were burning, and 70m into the climb the lungs were begging for oxygen. After 161m, exhaustion reigned, but success was had by all as we relived the famous Rocky scene with arms raised.
After taking in the breathtaking views from the top, the next challenge was walking back down, with the burning quads having to switch on again as we negotiated the wet, slippery road. As we re-entered the bus and took our seats, the sense of accomplishment was evident from the boys, as they rested their weary legs. Invercargill, here we come!