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 a walk or run with family and friends to help raise money for Target Ovarian Cancer at the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
This 20 mile trekking challenge will take you along some of the most beautiful lakes in the country, including the famous Coniston Water, Grasmere and Windermere.
Are you ready to take on the worlds largest assault course over either 13/20 miles + up to 200 obstacles? Children with Cancer UK & Rat Race bring you this Dirty weekend Challenge.
Home to 1000s of acres of the UKs thickest woodlands, Boughton Houses log obstacles are some of the worlds most brutal. Featuring tons of natural water obstacles.
Pancreatic Cancer Action's annual challenge walk at the beautiful Virginia Water in the South of England. A family friendly walk through the picturesque Savill Gardens.
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Information for charities about promoting challenge events on timeoutdoors.