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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Setting off at midnight, can you make it to Brighton for sunrise? A short rest then it's all the way back to London again. Raising money for selected cancer charities.
Take the plunge this year and join Team Macmillan as a relay team for our very own 2km sponsored swim at Tooting Bec Lido in London. (Age 18+).
Join us for this exclusive walk across London! A fun challenge for everyone, the path follows the Thames river past some of the city's most famous landmarks. All ages.
You. A friend. One blindfold. 10k. Interested? Join the UK’s first ever Blindfolded 10k! Coming to London's amazing Queen Elizabeth Park. One thing’s for sure – you’ve never run like this before.
As one of the first big rides of the year, this is a challenging but achievable (and very sociable!) cycling event. Come and join hundreds of others in the fight against heart disease.
We’re the Parkinson’s support and research charity. Help us find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.
Information for charities about promoting challenge events on timeoutdoors.