At its steepest point the walkway has an incline of 28° on the way up and 30° on the way back down and has a slight bounce to it to replicate the surface of the tent. There's a hand rail on the walkway and a balustrade on the observation platform.
Before you climb, you'll meet your Climb Guide who'll take you through everything you need to know and give you a climb suit, shoes (if necessary) and a safety harness. You'll then make your way onto the walkway, via a short set of stairs, or lift, to the base of the tent ready to start your climb.
There is an observation platform at the summit where you can take in spectacular 360° views of London and its many landmarks. Once on the platform you will be able to move freely to enjoy the views before your descent. At all other times you'll be attached to the climb system on the walkway to keep you safe and your Climb Guide will be nearby to help you and answer any questions.
Departure point: Golden Tours Visitors Centre, 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH
Tel: 44 (0)20 7233 7030