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 in the stunning Isle of Wight on your bike. Cycle 21, 41 or 59 miles to improve the lives of people with Parkinson's. 21 miles (age 11+), 41 and 59 miles (age 16+).
A 20km obstacle race at Pippingford Park comprising of mud runs, trail racing, physical & mental challenges with 26 obstacles. Age 14+. Junior race age 5-12 years.
Join us for a 65 or 80 m cycle starting in London Greenwich Royal Park along the Pilgrim’s Way to Canterbury through Kent countryside to finish in Canterbury centre.
Take on one of the toughest challenges that the UK has to offer - 24 Peaks in 24 Hours, set against the dramatic backdrop of Snowdonia National Park . Age 16+.
Setting off midnight Saturday, can you make it to the next City before sunrise. Then back again to where it all began!
Merging in Spring 2015, we will become the largest dedicated breast cancer research charity in the UK.
Information for charities and challenge organisers about promoting challenge events on timeoutdoors.