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Here is how to abseil down Preston's Guild Tower for St Catherine's Hospice  Lancashire Evening Post

Reach new heights in 2019 and take on a daring abseil challenge in support of St Catherine's Hospice.

Lancashire Evening Post
Abseil Off a 27-Floor Building in Melbourne’s CBD to Support Kids in Foster Care  Broadsheet

It's one thing to look down on Melbourne from the Eureka Skydeck. But rappelling off a skyscraper while attached to two ropes requires a different set of nerves.

Broadsheet
Civic Centre Charity Abseil  Cumbria Crack

From 10am on Monday 11 March more than 30 adventurers will be abseiling the height of the Civic Centre building in aid of the Mayor's Charity Fund, which this ...

Cumbria Crack
Abseiling, drones and all-terrain vehicles used in ACT's fight against invasive weeds  The RiotACT

Abseilers, volunteers, drones and all-terrain vehicles are on the frontline of efforts to battle invasive weeds in the ACT with...

The RiotACT
Night-time abseil down i360 will boost hospice funds  The Argus

A HOSPICE is challenging people to step out of the i360 pod into darkness, 450 feet above Brighton beach.

The Argus
UPDATE: 31yo in The Leap abseiling fall dies in hospital  Mackay Daily Mercury

A CLIMBER who fell while abseiling at The Leap on Wednesday night has died from his injuries.

Mackay Daily Mercury
May revival of Kirkby Stephen gala day  The Cumberland & Westmorland Herald

KIRKBY Stephen is to once again enjoy a gala day after a hiatus of a number of years. A group of local women, who all live and work in Kirkby Stephen and ...

The Cumberland & Westmorland Herald
Abseiling down Arundel Castle for Chestnut Tree House was an incredible experience  Chichester Observer

For one, I have never been afraid of heights or trying something new. But more importantly this was for an incredible charity and there was no way I could let ...

Chichester Observer
‘First-time abseiler’ dies after 25m fall north of Mackay  Courier Mail

EVEN after his death following a tragic abseiling accident, a beloved adventurer from Erakala is helping others. Jake Gibbons, 31, had his organs — including ...

Courier Mail
Evidence lost in abseiling death probe  Sunshine Coast Daily

POLICE investigating an abseiling accident in which a man was fatally injured are appealing for public help finding a crucial piece of evidence.

Sunshine Coast Daily
Adventurer died in 'accidental' abseil tragedy at Highland nature reserve  Press and Journal

A man who was killed in an abseiling accident in the Highlands died of accidental drowning, a coroner in England has recorded. James Schneeberger, 35 ...

Press and Journal
Drones help churches from on high | News  The Times

Faced with huge bills to repair their crumbling spires, leaky roofs and weathered gargoyles, the country's churches and cathedrals have had to seek help from on ...

The Times
British man dies in abseiling tragedy: Horror accident in Spain’s Costa Blanca  Express

A BRITISH man has died while abseiling at a mountain near Spain's Costa Blanca known as the 'Sleeping Lion'. A woman who was with the unnamed ...

Express
Man sheds weight for abseiling mission  Hereford Times

WHEN Pete Johnson signed up for a fundraising abseil, he never thought his weight would be the biggest barrier.

Hereford Times
This SAS: Who Dares Wins recruit is giving you the chance to try the brutal regime he endured on hit show  Daily Post

Richard Allen said the aim of his classes is to teach that everyone is capable of more than they know.

Daily Post
Tipperary's Chrissie attempting to climb Mount Brandon as part of the annual Kerry Challenge  TipperaryLive.ie

Since celebrating her 80th birthday some years ago, great-grandmother Chrissie O'Meara has devoted much of her spare time towards climbing mountains so ...

TipperaryLive.ie
An abseil like no other - The Santa Night iDrop is here  Brighton & Hove Independent

In September, volunteers raised a lot of money for Chestnut Tree House by abseiling down Arundel Castle. Now they are doing something a bit different.

Brighton & Hove Independent
David Beckham goes abseiling with Romeo and Cruz  Who

David Beckham proved to be the ultimate big kid as he took his golden boys from a fun Australian adventure. The proud dad shared on social media his fun ...

Who
In Pictures: Give 'em enough rope… daredevils take on 450ft abseil  Daily Echo

The event took place at the British Airways attraction in Brighton, East Sussex, on Saturday to raise money for the Rockinghorse charity.

Daily Echo
You can abseil down a giant crane over the Tyne for FREE in Newcastle over next few weekends  Chronicle Live

If you don't mind heights then this free event could be right up your street, it's a chance to see the Quayside from a different viewpoint.

Chronicle Live
Scoop: NBC 'THE MORE YOU KNOW' SCHEDULE, 2/11-3/3  Broadway World

Below is the NBC "The More You Know" schedule from Monday February 11, 2019 from Sunday March 3, 2019: "THE VOYAGER WITH JOSH GARCIA"

Broadway World
British man dies after falling 80ft while abseiling on mountain in Costa Blanca  Sky News

Officials say a woman was with the man but she was rescued by a fire *service* helicopter after the tragedy on Tuesday.

Sky News
Artist paints Elmer to thank hospice for helping to save her father's life  Ipswich Star

They helped save her beloved father's life - an now a grateful daughter is to say an emotional thanks to hospice staff by painting an elephant for their Elmer ...

Ipswich Star
Bath's Amy Williams joins mass abseil down Abbey  ITV News

Olympic Gold medallist Amy Williams has abseiled off Bath Abbey tower to raise money for homeless people in the city and to fund extensive renovations to the ...

ITV News
Fancy abseiling off the Transporter Bridge in a Santa suit?  The Northern Echo

A LANDMARK bridge in the region is set to host an 160ft abseil to put them in the festive spirit.

The Northern Echo
HORROR PLUNGE: British man dies in Costa abseiling tragedy near Benidorm  Euro Weekly News

A BRITISH man has fallen to his death while abseiling down a mountain near Spain's Costa Blanca known as the “Sleeping Lion.” The unnamed 36 year-old ...

Euro Weekly News
Arundel Castle abseil for Home-Start raises more than £13,000  Littlehampton Gazette

Thrill seekers from across the county took a leap of faith for charity by abseiling down the 180ft Bake House Tower at Arundel Castle.

Littlehampton Gazette
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh abseiling, Drake backing McGregor and more Tweets of the Week  The42

Here's the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

The42
Queensland paramedic dies abseiling in New Zealand.  NEWS.com.au

A PARAMEDIC from Queensland died in front of her partner when she fell 100m to her death while abseiling down a cliff in New Zealand.

NEWS.com.au
Abseiling off HDB block of flats is a real monthly recreation fun thing open to residents  Mothership.sg

These days, Singapore is showing that it can be fun and liberal, which is coming quite a long way from once disallowing bar top dancing and bungee jumping.

Mothership.sg
P&O Cruises reveals Iona's first winter season  Derbyshire Live

Itineraries to showcase 'hidden secrets' and local adventures.

Derbyshire Live
Drones, abseiling and 3D modelling give engineers a new view on structural audits  create digital

A company in Western Australia is shaking up the field of structural audits by using drones, abseiling engineers and 3D modelling to reduce time and cost.

create digital
Selfless siblings affected by cancer embrace Auckland abseiling challenge to help others  TVNZ

A young Auckland cancer survivor and his sister have raised $4,000 for the Make a Wish charity for sick children by abseiling down a city skyscraper in a race ...

TVNZ
88-year-old legendary commentator Míchéal Ó Muircheartaigh pictured abseiling down a cliff  Irish Mirror

Legendary GAA commentator Míchéal Ó Muircheartaigh has proved that age is just a number as he has been pictured abseiling down a Kerry cliff.

Irish Mirror
Alpine skills: 6 tips for multipitch abseiling  British Mountaineering Council

You've completed your climb and you're several pitches above the valley floor.Time to abseil. Mike Margeson provides some valuable tips on how to get down in ...

British Mountaineering Council
Superheroes abseiling off Europa hotel for organ campaign  Belfast Telegraph

It never ceases to amaze me how adversity in life can bring people so much closer together as well as bringing new people into our lives. The organ donation ...

Belfast Telegraph
'Just let go': A Rotorua canopy thrill  Stuff.co.nz

Angie Belcher overcomes fear to walk and zip line through the trees in Rotorua.

Stuff.co.nz
Teacher injured in abseiling accident fails in multi million pound bid for compensation  Get Surrey

Pauline Carter claimed the accident caused a stroke she suffered a week later.

Get Surrey
Abseiling woman seriously injured in accident on Bruny Island  The Mercury

A WOMAN has been hospitalised after suffering serious injuries while abseiling on Bruny Island.

The Mercury
You will soon be able to abseil off K2 building in Hull every weekend  Hull Daily Mail

The refurbished K2 building was unveiled earlier this year.

Hull Daily Mail
Former Make-A-Wish kid to abseil off Auckland high-rise for Rope for Hope fundraiser  New Zealand Herald

When you've faced cancer, abseiling off a 17-storey building ain't a big deal. In fact, it's a good way to give back to an organisation that, when there wasn't much ...

New Zealand Herald
National Trust to root out knotweed and rhododendron species  BBC News

Conservation workers are abseiling into one of Scotland's most spectacular gorges in an effort to tackle the scourge of Japanese Knotweed. A team of ...

BBC News
Cancer patient, 73, in leap of faith abseiling down Broadgate Tower for Richard House children's hospice  East London Advertiser

A 73-year-old man recovering from cancer has abseiled 540ft down Broadgate Tower near Liverpool Street Station, one of the City's tallest buildings, raising ...

East London Advertiser
Leeds local set to abseil down city centre building for charity this month  Yorkshire Evening Post

Saturday May 20 will see Jamie Carlsson-Yates, 23, take part in the British Red Cross Leeds MSV Abseil.

Yorkshire Evening Post
Taiwanese SWAT team member injured in abseiling training mishap  Daily Mail

Officer Shi Li-chuan of Taipei's Thunder Squad counter-terrorism tactical unit was taking part in a training exercise when he lost his grip on the rappelling rope.

Daily Mail
Two climbers die while 'abseiling' down South Africa's Table Mountain  Sky News

During a rescue operation, about 500 tourists were stranded at the top of the mountain for hours before being moved to the bottom.

Sky News
Are you brave enough to Abseil 452 feet down the Radio City Tower?  The Guide Liverpool

Radio City's Superhero Skyfall takes place on Friday May 4th and Saturday May 5th 2018 and guess what we have surprised our Kate to take on the challenge!

The Guide Liverpool
Community spirit on show as Novocastrians abseil off McDonald Jones Stadium roof at Leaders Leap Newcastle  Newcastle Herald

LEAPING off the roof of McDonald Jones Stadium may not excite too many people, but a band of Novocastrians did just that on Friday at the Leaders Leap ...

Newcastle Herald
I can’t believe I went online and found the most adorable lodger in Britain  Spectator.co.uk

'I see you've got the posters up then?' said the little lodger as she came home from work. She's got the idea now that she is living with a person who…

Spectator.co.uk
Fancy abseiling more than 80 metres down this Leeds landmark?  Yorkshire Evening Post

Adrenaline junkies are being invited to abseil down one of the tallest buildings in Leeds to raise cash for the British Red Cross.

Yorkshire Evening Post
I'm A Celebrity's bush tucker trial TERROR as stars abseil down a sheer cliff  Mirror Online

Don't watch this if you're afraid of heights – this could be I'm A Celeb's scariest Bushtucker Trial yet!

Mirror Online
Climber rescued from Lake District crag after ropes jam during abseil  grough

A climber was rescued after he got stuck on a Lake District crag when his ropes jammed while abseiling. The man had returned to Shepherd's Crag in ...

grough
PICS: Great Big Hospital Abseil at the John Radcliffe  Oxford Mail

WALKING backwards along a vertical wall while dangling 100ft in the air might not appeal to most as a fun weekend activity.

Oxford Mail
Find Out How You Can Abseil Down The British Airways i360!  Seen in the City

Unlike your normal abseiling experience down cliff faces, thrill-seekers can test their nerve and take on a new challenge by abseil from the pod doors at 450ft to ...

Seen in the City
Ain't no mountain high enough to defeat the abseiling botanists  HeraldScotland

Evidence is unequivocal the mountain climate is changing.

HeraldScotland
Fancy abseiling down from the top of St Asaph Cathedral tower? Brave souls needed for fundraiser  Denbighshire Free Press

BRAVE fundraisers will face their fears when they abseil from the top of a cathedral tower.

Denbighshire Free Press
Abseiling: not the quickest way to reach the ground  British Mountaineering Council

A common and false perception of abseiling is that it is an adventure activity that is completely safe. But as many have discovered accidents do occur even in ...

British Mountaineering Council
Cheddar Gorge abseiling team's 'extreme spring clean'  BBC News

England's largest gorge is being cleared of loose rock, invasive plants and scrub as part of a £100000 scheme.

BBC News
Cornwall midwife on SAS: Who Dares Wins reveals past struggles with drink and drugs  Cornwall Live

The 29-year-old is one of the first women to appear on the Channel 4 show.

Cornwall Live
Abseiling at 105: Meet ‘Superman’ Jack  Metro Newspaper UK

A DAREDEVIL OAP has confounded critics again by completing an abseil at 105 — in the same year as becoming the oldest person in the world to ride a ...

Metro Newspaper UK
Fancy abseiling down Roseberry Topping? Chance to test your nerve with 36 foot rope descent  Gazette Live

Chance to see the view from a whole other perspective - here's when.

Gazette Live
Video: Keeping up with CASCAID - the abseil challenge  Investment Week

For our new video series tracking the progress of the industry-wide charity campaign, CASCAID, senior reporter Jayna Rana heads to Broadgate Tower to take ...

Investment Week
Hansjörg Auer: the scary, risky rappel, the video and interview  Planetmountain

Interview with 34-year-old Hansjörg Auer after his extremely risky abseil off the South Face of Achplatte in Austria. The video of this abseil has monopolised the ...

Planetmountain
Climb skills: how to abseil  British Mountaineering Council

A look at the essential skill of abseiling. What do you need to know to get down in one piece? Abseiling is an essential skill. And, despite it sometimes being ...

British Mountaineering Council
Why abseiling spiders don't spin out of control – new research  The Conversation UK

Seeing an abseiling spider descend gracefully using its dragline silk instead of spinning unpredictably and uncontrollably, led us to try and understand the ...

The Conversation UK
Barrmill dad's abseil after breaking his back in two places  Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald

A BARRMILL dad completed a daring charity abseil earlier this month – after his initial attempt was postponed after he broke his back.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald
Dare to take a plunge for charity? Abseiling event to raise funds for youth  South China Morning Post

Come December 6, 40 thrill seekers will abseil down One Island East, in Taikoo Place – participants include Ada Tsang, the first Hong Kong woman to summit ...

South China Morning Post
Abseiling soldiers injured after snapping rope sends them plummeting 50 feet from hovering helicopter  Mirror Online

Abseiling from helicopters has been suspended after the 'material failure' but all three men survived the horrifying drop during a training exercise.

Mirror Online
Lincoln Cathedral abseil raises money for charity  The Lincolnite

An amazing descent from the cathedral's bell tower.

The Lincolnite
Abseil 450 feet from the top of an observation tower in Brighton  Lonely Planet Travel News

If a visit to the observation tower in Brighton – one of the world's tallest moving observation pods – isn't quite daring enough, try abseiling from it.

Lonely Planet Travel News
Lakes student to abseil down church to raise funds for volunteering trip  NW Evening Mail

A Lake District student is preparing to take a leap of faith from a church spire.

NW Evening Mail
Humber Bridge could get zip wire and abseiling under new plans  BBC News

Bosses say they want to turn the bridge into a tourist destination.

BBC News
City workers abseil down Canary Wharf for the NSPCC children's charity  East London Advertiser

Auditors ditched laptops and calculators for harnesses last week for an abseil down their Canary Wharf headquarters.

East London Advertiser
Meet the critical care nurses abseiling down St Thomas' Hospital to fund their studies  Metro

We all know that nurses are overworked and underpaid. Nursing isn't a job, it's a vocation. And if you ever doubted that fact, you might want to pop along to St ...

Metro
Abseiling daredevils keep Gold Coast skyscrapers clean, top to bottom  ABC Local

Meet the workers who dangle from ropes hundreds of metres from the ground to keep the Gold Coast's skyscrapers clean.

ABC Local
What would it be like to abseil down Roseberry Topping? Watch this footage to find out  Gazette Live

National Trust hosted Abseiling Adventure - the first event of its kind :: Adrenaline junkies got their hearts racing and saw Teesside from a unique viewpoint.

Gazette Live
Central Park Plunge: abseiling 220m was scary, but sick kids are much braver than I was  Community Newspaper Group

From September 9 Central Park building in Perth became the focal point for hundreds of people who dropped off the edge of Perth's tallest building for char.

Community Newspaper Group
Wallsend boy’s abseiling challenge, 14-year-old's Ben Nevis mission & lots more charity news  Chronicle Live

Charity and fundraising news written by groups and volunteers throughout Newcastle & the North East.

Chronicle Live
Superstar Jacob to take part in charity abseil at Bradford Royal Infirmary in memory of baby sister  Bradford Telegraph and Argus

A KIND-HEARTED little boy with a heart of gold is hoping to raise as much money as he can to help the neonatal unit which cared for his late baby…

Bradford Telegraph and Argus
Pageant twins plan Peel Monument abseil  The Northern Echo

TWINS competing in national pageant championships are planning a charity abseil in aid of two charities.

The Northern Echo
Family of baby with cystic fibrosis taking on abseil from Barns Ness Lighthouse  East Lothian Courier

FAMILY and friends of “the happiest little baby” are getting ready to take the plunge from one of East Lothian's tallest buildings.

East Lothian Courier
Belay and abseil devices for climbing  British Mountaineering Council

A belay device is often the first hardware purchased by the eager new climber. It allows you to hold a falling partner, lower them safely and even abseil if ...

British Mountaineering Council
Charlie the cat reunited with family after abseiling fire fighter plucks him from cliff  Stuff.co.nz

He's a shadow of his former self, but Charlie the cat is reunited with his overjoyed family after Auckland fire crews ended his cliff-face ordeal by abseiling him to ...

Stuff.co.nz
Be a superhero and take part in charity abseil at BRI  Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Bradford Hospitals' Charity is asking people to take the plunge and abseil down Bradford Royal Infirmary's new hospital wing.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus
Lucy Kennedy hits out at clampers during Make-A-Wish charity abseil event  Independent.ie

Broadcaster Lucy Kennedy has spoken of her annoyance at being clamped in Dublin city as she took part in a charity abseil challenge for Make A Wish ...

Independent.ie
'It was windy, so I swung about a bit': Doris Long, 101, breaks abseiling record  The Guardian

Centenarian bests her own world's oldest abseiler record by descending 94m of Portsmouth's Spinnaker tower to raise money for local hospice.

The Guardian
Brave Bowness teenager plans church tower abseil  The Westmorland Gazette

A BOWNESS teenager will take on a lofty challenge as she raises money to help at schools in Afirca.

The Westmorland Gazette
Belaying & Abseiling leaflet  British Mountaineering Council

The new edition of the BMC's belaying and abseiling leaflet has some important changes. Once upon a time there was the humble sticht plate, which at the time ...

British Mountaineering Council
Greenpeace activists abseil into Total's AGM – video | Environment  The Guardian

Four Greenpeace activists climbed down into Total's AGM to protest against the oil company's plans to drill in the mouth of the Amazon and French Guiana.

The Guardian
Man dead as Blue Mountains abseiling ends in tragedy  ABC Online

Rescue crews have retrieved the body of an abseiler who fell to his death trying to help his girlfriend in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. The man in his 30s ...

ABC Online
Abseiling repair men train wine tank rescues  Stuff.co.nz

The thought of confined spaces can drive some people up the walls. Not these guys.

Stuff.co.nz
Workers seen 'abseiling' down Shenton Way construction site  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Several workers secured only to ropes at a Shenton Way construction site were seen descending from a great height, in a heart-stopping ...

The Straits Times
WATCH: Ever wondered what it’s like to abseil down the Spinnaker? Here’s the lowdown...  The News

SUSPENDED 300ft in the air, with the wind whipping around me, one thought comes to mind: 'What on Earth am I doing here!?', writes defence correspondent ...

The News
BRAVE FUNDRAISERS ABSEIL DOWN THE SPINNAKER TOWER FOR WIGHT BRAINY BUNCH  Island Echo

6 brave fundraisers challenged their fear of heights earlier this week by abseiling down the Emirates Spinnaker Tower to raise money for local charity, The Wight ...

Island Echo
Greenpeace protesters abseil into oil firm Total's AGM  The Guardian

More than 250 Greenpeace activists hijacked Total's annual shareholders' meeting in Paris to protest at the oil company's plans to drill in the mouth of the ...

The Guardian
Bodyguard Jacquie Davis on Madonna, JK Rowling and new Netflix film Close  The Times

I am at the Soho Hotel in central London. This is not, in itself, that unusual. Whenever a celebrity wants to give an interview, then, often as not, they seem to want ...

The Times
Former Egham teacher sues leisure company over 'devastating' abseiling accident  Get Surrey

Pauline Carter, 52, was injured during a school trip to an outdoor events centre on the Isle of Wight.

Get Surrey
'Bags out': Myth-busting duo to abseil from Perth building  WAtoday

Erin Goodwin had a bowel condition so severe it meant she had to sleep on the toilet floor.

WAtoday
David Seymour invites Winston Peters and Marama Davidson to abseil off a building with him  Newshub

David Seymour has levelled a challenge to other MPs, asking them to join him in abseiling down a 17-storey-building on Auckland's Queen St. Mr Seymour ...

Newshub
Why abseiling spiders don't spin out of control  physicsworld.com

Spiders don't spin when hanging from their webs because their silk dissipates energy by partially deforming when twisted. This is the conclusion of Dabiao Liu ...

physicsworld.com
 

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abseiling Wiki

Abseiling (/ˈæbseɪl/ or /ˈɑːpzaɪl/; from German abseilen, 'to rope down'), also known as rappelling (/ɹæˈpɛl/ or /ɹəˈpɛl/) from French rapeler, 'to recall' or 'to pull through'), is a controlled descent off a vertical drop, such as a rock face, using a rope.This technique is used by climbers, mountaineers, cavers, canyoners, search and rescue and rope access technicians to descend cliffs or slopes when they are too steep and/or dangerous to descend without protection. Many climbers use this technique to protect established anchors from damage. Rope access technicians also use this as a method to access difficult-to-reach areas from above for various industrial applications like maintenance, construction, inspection and welding.To descend safely, abseilers use a variety of techniques to increase the friction on the rope to the point where it can be controlled comfortably. These techniques range from wrapping the rope around their body (e.g. The Dülfersitz) to using a custom built device like a rack. Practitioners choose a technique based on speed, safety, weight and other circumstantial concerns.In the United States, the term "rappelling" is used nearly exclusively. In the United Kingdom, both terms are understood, but "abseilling" is strongly preferred. In Australia, New Zealand and Canada, the two terms are used interchangably. Globally, the term "rappelling" appears in books written in English more often than "abseiling".