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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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"Back when I was in the Marines, it was just a piece of rope you had - so it was a lot safer with the all the modern equipment they have these days!" Change Step worked with qualified instructors at Great Orme Vertical and staff at the Rest and Be Thankful cafe to deliver the fundraising event, which was suitable for both experienced abseilers and complete beginners.
Principality Stadium manager Mark Williams said: "The mast maintenance attracts attention as passersby marvel at the abseilers at work.
Experts from Redpoint Climbing Centre guided the abseilers after kitting them out with safety harnesses.
Walking up all those steps was the hardest part but maybe that was because I was 75 at the time!" Entry to this year's abseil, which takes place on Sunday, October 28, is PS15 and abseilers are asked to raise a minimum of PS50 sponsorship.
The pair will be among 40 abseilers raising funds for The Outward Bound Trust and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.
Abseilers positioned the giant poster at Llangollen Heritage Railway Station to mark 50 days to go to one of the region's biggest festivals.
The detection team also use professional abseilers to climb down cliffs and leave a trap (a hot-dog on a stick) every five metres.
TEAM WORK Left, Deborah McIntyre takes the plunge from the top of the building and, right, the team of abseilers pose for a picture EASY DOES IT Kerry Kerr, of the Outpost Housing Project, abseils off the Vermont Hotel, with the Sage and the Tyne in the background
Dave works for a Derbyshire company called Difficult Access Solutions, who specialise in jobs requiring the skills - and the bravery - of specialist abseilers.
Up until eight weeks ago, my husband Steffan ran teams of abseilers building oil rigs - could you possibly get more of a stark contrast to suddenly becoming a stay-at-home Dad?
"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.
"We launched a poster campaign in East Lothian asking the public and people who have hobbies, such as abseilers and potholers, if they would help search for her.
Pre-registration is preferred to enable abseilers to choose their approximate time slot.
THIS is the moment daring abseilers were spotted dangling from one of Coventry's tallest buildings as they gave the landmark a facelift.