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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Teenage Cancer Trust is organising the charity abseil, which will see participants dangle from the top of the Sandman hotel at night on Hallowe'en.
Michael Lowe, a client of Home Instead Senior Care Crewe, took the bold and brave move to abseil 10 floors down a building to raise money for the two charities that have helped support him and his family.
Mollie Reid, 20, from Airdrie and boyfriend Andrew McDonald, 22, of Plains, completed a free-fall abseil from the iconic Forth Rail Bridge, with a drop of 165 feet onto the sandy beach below.
CARING Connections CEO Paul Growney and Systems Supervisor Sean Scott bravely abseiled 452ft down the Radio City Tower raising over PS1,000 for Cash for Kids.
Raushan's dad, Dr Rajpal Nandra, who works as an orthopaedic surgeon at the children's hospital, said: "We are all so proud of Raushan and Joshua for completing the abseil challenge.
The Falkirk Wheel Abseil takes place on Saturday 20 April and the Forth Rail Abseil is on Sunday 9 June and you can register your interest by emailing fundraising@scottishspca.org or call 03000 999 999 (option four).
"At each event, there will be a team of highly skilled instructors to ensure participants are equipped with everything they need to make the abseil as safe and enjoyable as possible.
A total of 27 BT staff, who typically spend their time working inside BT Tower rather than navigating their way down its exterior, were also among those that took part in the charity abseil.
At the weekend, people were invited to abseil from the top of the distinctive landmark - and action camera footage - which you can see on our website - captures the moment one of them dared to descend part of its face.
Ex-Lindisfarne frontman Billy Mitchell takes part in an abseil to help raise money for charity
ADRENALINE junkies got the chance to abseil down one of Cardiff's most iconic hotels.
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 abseil at The Binding Site was the first and may become an annual event.
"The abseil was an amazing experience, I felt a great sense of achievement when I got to the bottom," said Louise Harvey, head of immigration department, who took part in the abseil.
ONLY 20 places are left for the 197-foot British Red Cross abseil at Baitings Dam.