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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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Abseilers have to sign an indemnity in case of injury.
I would like to say a huge thank you to the staff and management at Good Hope Hospital for supporting this event and to all the abseilers, spectators and volunteers who helped to make the event a huge success.
And wellwishers will be waiting on the pavement to cheer the successful abseilers on.
Nearly 100 abseilers came down the lighthouse yesterday.
Abseilers descended 120ft from the top of Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield at the weekend.
A total of 75 abseilers faced their fears, raising pounds 15,000 for the Anthony Nolan Trust which provides donors for patients in need of a bone marrow transplant.
Abseilers must pay pounds 10 to register and raise a minimum of pounds 70 in donations.
Good Hope Hospital has agreed to let abseilers in fancy dress descend 120ft from its highest tower block.
One of the abseilers, 17-year-old Katy Kirkham from Llandegfan, said yesterday: "I was pretty scared but I was determined to do it.
Abseilers must register in advance and pay a pounds 10 entry fee (pounds 7 for students).
One of the abseilers, Jane Bennett, said the group were seasoned charity supporters, having climbed Snowdon last year and abseiled down a London church in times past.
200 other abseilers will also be taking part but there are still places available.
A CALL has gone out to find budding abseilers who can collect sponsorship cash for the ChildLine charity.
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