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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 Stockton youngster has seen plenty of people abseil before, with grandad Cliff running the Roxcool mountaineering and climbing instruction business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DAREDEVIL Robina Brundle will abseils 40ft in memory of her great grandson who died from leukaemia.
DIZZY HEIGHTS: Dean of Liverpool Justin Welby abseils the cathedral
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.