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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A lovely family ride in West Berkshire with refreshment stops at local pubs! A family-friendly event, with games, bouncy castle and BBQ at the back of the pub.
This famous challenge gives you just 24 hours to conquer the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales. The iconic trek covers a distance of 40km and involves 2,984m ascent and descent.
This beautiful walk takes you over the stunning Millennium Bridge and along beautiful Tyne river paths.
Airfield Anarchy is a mud-run/obstacle course combined with a headline music festival. A weekend packed with awesome entertainment & tough physical challenges.
Whether you're for Lancaster or Yorkshire we are all on the same side against Parkinson's. So join us on our walk along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and support our vital work.
The UK 's leading support & research charity for the 800,000 living with dementia in the UK, their families & carers.
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