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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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In 2006, aged 92, she entered the Guinness World Records when she abseiled 220ft down Portsmouth's Millgate House tower block.
"I completed the hospital abseils last month, but this was a different scale of fear."
Scottish SPCA fundraiser Morag Mathieson completed the Falkirk Wheel abseil last year and raised almost PS1,500 for the charity.
The Stockton youngster has seen plenty of people abseil before, with grandad Cliff running the Roxcool mountaineering and climbing instruction business.
An employee of IBEX cleaning services abseiled down the famous frontage of the the Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) yesterday as part of the iconic building's springclean, after giving the roof and its famous exterior a good scrub.
We have charity abseils happening every month right up to November.
"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.
Over the years it has also helped raise thousands of pounds for countless charities, thanks to the hundreds of people who have abseiled down the 84ft drop.
The sporting legend, 75, took part in the first free-fall abseil in Belfast's Victoria Square for Cash For Kids in a 147ft drop from the viewing gallery.
HERO: Andy Reid abseils down the Big One rollercoaster
DAREDEVIL Robina Brundle will abseils 40ft in memory of her great grandson who died from leukaemia.
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. We are hoping the Welsh public will take the plunge to help raise vital funds for cancer patients throughout Wales.
The abseils have raised almost pounds 28,000 for arc which is a fantastic help to our vital research." She added: "Everyone who takes part has a great time, achieving a challenge, having a great day out and a lot of fun while raising money for such a very worthy cause.