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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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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
EXTREME ABSEIL With Cool FM's Paulo Ross at Victoria Centre
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.
She said: "We would have to do a lot of risk assessments before people could abseil.
Daredevils are being invited to abseil 60ft down Halkyn church tower on September 28 for Jamie's Fund.
The abseil at The Binding Site was the first and may become an annual event.
Even if you don't abseil, come along and support everyone taking part.
ONLY 20 places are left for the 197-foot British Red Cross abseil at Baitings Dam.
A SPECIAL castle abseil has been organised to raise cash for charity.
EDINBURGH'S Lady Provost is to abseil from the Forth Bridge on Sunday.
Thrill-seekers are still being urged to register for a charity abseil down a 150-foot high building in Juffair.
Castlegate staff taking part in the abseil were centre manager Tracey "Freddie Mercury" Surtees, marketing co-ordinator Chantal "David Bowie"Taylor, centre administrator Tracey "Axl Rose" Lashbrook, soft services manager Paul "Prince" Meldrum, and technical manager Graham "George Michael" Brittle.