01/04/2011 08:30 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Barmy Army, Traveling British Cricket Fans, Climbs Sydney Harbor Bridge During Tournament (PHOTOS)

For Britain's Barmy Army, a famed traveling pack of cricket fans, the anticipation of an England win against Sydney on Monday was running high -- literally.

With the fifth and final match in the Ashes series due to get under way at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday, the Barmy Army prepared for the match by taking to the heights of one the nation's most famed icons -- the Harbor Bridge -- in celebration.

"We're very excited about the whole thing," Barmy Army spokesman and chief trumpeter Bill Cooper, who played atop the bridge, was quoted by MSNBC as saying. "It's my first time and the Barmy Army's first time up the bridge."

View photos of the Army's hair-raising feat here:

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