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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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Youngsters at the Westfields Pupil Referral Unit went abseiling as part of their outdoor education programme.
Mr Carl Durham, co-owner of the Black Mountain activity centre, said: "Not to use a helmet while abseiling is foolhardy because it is crucial equipment.
The 97 volunteers who raised pounds 16,000 at Leasowe Lighthouse on Sunday, included Pat Killoran, 69, from Childwall, who was abseiling for the first time.
Kidney Research UK's community fundraising manager for West and South Yorkshire, Louise Holland, of Golcar, said: "We have done abseiling down the dam for the last two years and it has proved very popular.
Mr Davies said: 'I like supporting good causes and abseiling down the side of Brunel House seems like a very good challenge.
Teenagers from all over the county will be offered the abseiling opportunity as part of three weeks of summer activities organised by the Dasset Magna Youth Project, including hot-air ballooning, canoeing, archery and cycling.
A TEAM of employees hit the heights with its latest fundraising adventure by abseiling down a Newcastle building.
The charity is looking for people who like abseiling and those who want to do something outrageous.
And on Saturday, July 26, Sue will be abseiling down the highest waterfall in Britain.
And they did it by abseiling down the Granada TV building.
Everyone seems to be as cool as a cucumber about the prospect of abseiling, but I am sure that that will change when they are dangling at the end of a rope
They were among guests from more than 30 retirement homes nationwide who visited the Calvert Trust centre to enjoy outdoor pursuits such as abseiling, canoeing and sailing.
The charity is looking for volunteers to take the challenge of abseiling down Brunel House in Cardiff.
It must have looked strange to passers-by when they saw a reverend abseiling down Runcorn bridge with his dog collar on.
A 72-year-old councillor proved he had a head for heights yesterday by abseiling 91ft from the top of the Marquis of Anglesey column near Llanfairpwll.