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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 team of five that abseiled down the 100ft building included partner Steve Horrocks, receptionist Sarah Leigh, audit assistant Sarah Taylor, service charge manager John Matthews and service charge supervisor Sam Hall.
As an additional challenge, those who have abseiled before will have the opportunity to descend facing forwards.
Little Evie Lowther, six, of Stockton, who abseiled off the Transporter Bridge 130616MGAABSEIL_05 PETER REIMANN
A MERSEYSIDE soldier who lost both his legs and an arm while on patrol in Afghanistan has abseiled from the Big One rollercoaster.
I am very pleased that I'm the oldest person ever to have abseiled at the Calvert Trust in Kielder.
STAFF from Palatine Beds in Newcastle abseiled 200ft from the Vermont Hotel in the city centre and raised pounds 515 for Disability North.
I have never abseiled before but it is something I have always wanted to do.
Sherman Theatre bartender Richard Hughes was one of the fundraising volunteers who abseiled down the side of the building.
Ms Guest added: "I abseiled last year in costume with my dance partner as Batman, my brother as the Joker and me as Cat Woman, and there was a huge cheer from the girls in the crowd when Cat Woman beat Batman and Joker to the ground.
MORE than 50 people abseiled down the side of a Bedworth tower block to highlight their commitment to stamping out bullying.
Clr Calvert, 53, abseiled more than 60ft down the side of the Galpharm Stadium before the club's home game against Southend United.
Four police officers disguised as a hippo, a lion, a tiger and a giraffe abseiled into a boat from the Cleddau Bridge to launch the bid to raise more than pounds 250,000.
Also a lot of youngsters have never abseiled before so it's better to have them in constant eye contact with the instructor.
Mr Faichney, 28, who is still traumatised from the tragedy, had never abseiled before - only when he was a boy as a Scout which the inquest was told was nothing like the same level at which he was abseiling that day.
They abseiled 150ft down the side of the cathedral in aid of Fazakerley Special Needs Projects.