abseil


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Synonyms for abseil

(mountaineering) a descent of a vertical cliff or wall made by using a doubled rope that is fixed to a higher point and wrapped around the body

lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside

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The home to the South Wales Echo, the Western Mail and Wales on Sunday is supporting the Big Pink Abseil Challenge.
BEAMING John Bullock, left, and Raj Pannu after their abseil in aid of the Sunshine Fund.
Mrs Marsh said that the charity hoped to break a fund-raising record with the Sky Tower abseil on Sunday May 12.
The organisation hope the abseil will raise thousands of pounds through sponsorship from fundraising abseilers.
Matt said: "We are committed to raising funds for local children and the abseil is going to be a thrill a minute, with a great chance to scale the heights, and be a real hero for Acorns' children.
I have always wanted to do something like this and to be able to abseil in my home town for such a worthy cause was great.
At Sintons we are never afraid to take on a challenge to raise vital funds for charity, and this abseil has been one of our most daring yet.
Parkinson's UK held their abseil event on Saturday at The St David's Hotel and Spa in Cardiff Bay which saw 41 brave people taking on the challenge of abseiling down the hotel's facade in order to raise money for the charity.
The stunt, which is Liverpool's highest abseil, will raise money for St Paul's Eye appeal, a charity which funds research at the hospital to reduce disability through eye diseases.
The centre's head of communication Bet Davies said although it is important to ensure the building is squeaky clean for visitors and tourists, it would probably be unsafe for the general public to abseil the centre.
The 165ft abseil is being organised by Chest, Heart, and Stroke Association Scotland, with many other charities, including Place2Be, taking part.
A FUNDRAISING abseil will mark the launch of a new charity set up in memory of a four-year old boy who died on holiday in Africa.
We believe almost PS30,000 will be raised by these very brave people - I say brave as this abseil is about 200ft high and, on Sunday, not only did people have to contend with the height they also had to contend with very cold and very windy conditions.
The charity said in a statement yesterday: "4SIGHT have announced that the second half of their charity abseil at Crawley Hospital had to be called off.