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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Drumlanrig is a fairytale castle set in acres of scenic Scottish countryside. Sound nice? Well you can forget nice because TM is turning this into your worst nightmare. Age 18+.
Our challenge is to trek for 25 miles over 2 days exploring the Jurassic Coast, the UK’s first natural World Heritage Site. Outstanding shores and breathtaking cliffs.
Hadrian’s Wall originally ran from coast to coast spanning 72 miles. Today we have only sections of this famous landmark, which cuts though the beautiful Northumberland National Park.
Cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, the furthest possible distance in the British Isles, is a classic challenge that many dream of.
Taking place on a flat, fast course with huge crowd support. It's a great race for a new PB & for the complete beginner looking for a friendly, fun environment to run in.
Supporting thousands of blind young people to live life without limits.
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