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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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The centre's head of communication Bet Davies said although it is important to ensure the building is squeaky clean for visitors and tourists, it would probably be unsafe for the general public to abseil the centre.
HERO: Andy Reid abseils down the Big One rollercoaster
We have charity abseils happening every month right up to November.
A female participant, who had previously taken part in several other charity abseils, was taken ill just as she was due to proceed.
Three years after Tyler's death the Loftus couple decided to abseil in aid of the Jennifer Trust, a national charity, which supports families and promotes research.
I have previously done two abseils, one at Salt Mills and one at Humber Bridge.
She said: "I just love doing the abseil so much, it takes until about half way down for it all to sink in, then as soon as I get to the bottom I turn round and have another go.
FUNDRAISERS with a head for heights are invited to take part in a recordbreaking charity abseil next month.
The abseil, which will be the last until Quayside developments are complete, is a drop from the side of the bridge into the car park of the Tuxedo Princess.
The abseil proved great preparation for Kate, who will be undertaking the Snowdon MS Challenge in July, where she will brave the wilds of Snowdonia.
Robina, who was called Nana Nina by Jordan, attends The Grange day care centre in Throckley twice a week and the centre regularly organises abseils.
DAREDEVILS were today being offered the chance to abseil Liverpool Cathedral to support Liverpool Unites.
DON'T LOOK DOWN: Student Bethany Steel abseils off Guisborough viaduct in a fundraising event
Richard Pugh, the charity's head of community fundraising, said: "We are delighted to be working in partnership with Media Wales for this year's abseils.
The abseils have raised almost pounds 28,000 for arc which is a fantastic help to our vital research.