When asked to explain the role of an industrial abseiler
, Potter added: "I fell trees and hedges around railway bridges and you have to do it at night when there are not that many trains around.
I can't wait to meet the abseilers
and tell them, they're not just helping a ward of old people, they're actually helping young people like me," said Owain, who lives in Shifnal, Shropshire.
The youngest abseiler
was eight-year-old Liverpool FC fan Courtney Leyland.
Safety training will be given to each abseiler
before they go "over the top" by qualified and experienced supervisors.
The patience and skill of the Redpoint staff helped the final abseiler
, who overcame her nerves to complete her descent in around an hour.
that raises the most amount of sponsorship for the event will receive four complimentary tickets, worth pounds 200, for this year's Beeswing Ladies Day event, which takes place on Saturday, July 28 at Newcastle Racecourse.
Jane Williams and Beverley Jones celebrate abseiling down the ice tower Don't look down - an abseiler
on the way down the castle Flying through the air.
is up in the very top of the stand and on the trusses.
JUDGES: Carol and Simon Cowell GUESTS: Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall LAUGHS: Carol shares a joke with funnyman James Corden and abseiler
But that is all set to end from tomorrow when the last abseiler
will take a leap of faith before refurbishment of the bridge begins.
Carl Durham, co-owner of the Black Mountain activity centre, said, 'An abseiler
can slip or fall at any stage of the descent.
He took the 170ft drop down the AXA Assurance building in aid of the Royal National Institute for the Blind - and so did his wife Sophie, who is a seasoned charity abseiler
On offer to the abseiler
who raises the most money in sponsorship for Cancer Research is a prized City matchball signed by the team.
TALL ORDER: A worker in the air, and right, abseiler
Sean Lynch Pictures: MARTIN BIRCHALL
However the average amount raised per abseiler
soared to PS130, which was almost double the amount expected.