As well as being profoundly exhilarating, launching yourself off a cliff on a charity abseil is an effective way of getting people's attention and raising funds. Elaine Aronson, timeoutdoors' Challenges Editor, outlines the appeal.
Abseiling is thrilling, terrifying, adrenaline-fuelled - and an unforgettable experience. And what better way to make sure you don’t chicken out at the top than the promise of a healthy pile of donations waiting for you at the bottom? The opportunity to raise money for a charity of your choice can often provide you with a level of inner strength you never knew you had.
CONQUER YOUR FEARS
Whereas other charity challenges will provide the platform for you to improve your health and fitness, perhaps the best side-effect of taking part in a charity abseil is the opportunity to face and conquer your fears. Of course, if those fears don’t exist, then it’s simply an epic adventure anyway.
It’s simply a case of choosing your platform and taking the plunge. You can launch from a bridge, building or cliff-face. Obviously, safety is of paramount importance and on any of the abseils listed below you will be supervised by experienced instructors for the entire duration of the event.
An abseil or zip slide for charity is challenging, rewarding and sure to grab the attention of many. Take a look through the abseils below and click for details of the challenge and charity/charities. You can enter a few basic details to be instantly emailed further information.
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Take the plunge and join Team Macmillan for our very own 2km sponsored swim - the Macmillan Lido Challenge - at Letchworth Outdoor Pool in Hertfordshire. (Age 18+).
A great city centre 10km suitable for runners of all abilities with live music! Includes 1.5k mini run (age 3-8) & 2.5k junior run (age 9-16).
A unique endurance challenge along the Thames Path Trail. Start training, pick your charity and set your watch! 100km, 50km, 25km & Team Relay options. Age 16+
Take on the exhilarating challenge of climbing the 3 highest mountains in Scotland, England & Wales in just 36 hours. An unforgettable endurance experience.
Climb the highest peaks in Scotland, England & Wales ‘in one go'. These peaks are Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike & Snowdon which you will complete in that order. Aim to complete the mountains in 13 hours.
Supporting thousands of blind young people to live life without limits.
Information for charities about promoting challenge events on timeoutdoors.