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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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Nicknamed Daring Doris, she abseiled almost 100m down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth on her 100th birthday in May 2014, repeating the feat the following year.
Third time's a charm Peter, with supporters and mascot"Trust" has abseiled from the bridge twice before
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.
RSPCA officers Mark Roberts and Fred Armstrong abseiled down to the sheep, securing the animal and winching it to safety.
HOSPICE CASH: Pupils from Westfields School in Batley who abseiled for charity, raising pounds 137 for Martin House Hospice (S)
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
147 The number of feet Dame Mary abseiled down Victoria Square's dome and Frampton
HUNDREDS of thrill-seekers abseiled down Liverpool Cathedral to raise money for good causes.
"I am very pleased that I'm the oldest person ever to have abseiled at the Calvert Trust in Kielder." Mrs Common undertook the abseil on Monday, along with a group of friends from the Grange Day Centre in Throckley, Newcastle, where she attends regularly.
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." TO REGISTER for the abseil, email fundraising@rlbuht.nhs.uk or call 0151 706 3153.
MORE than 50 people abseiled down the side of a Bedworth tower block to highlight their commitment to stamping out bullying.