Charity abseils and zip slides

Charity abseils and zip slides

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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Open challenge
Open challenge
2 hours Zip lining
Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Bangor, Wales - Gwynedd, UK UK
| Sign up for £50
'The Nearest Thing to Flying'! An adrenalin fuelled attraction in the most dramatic of settings – Penrhyn Quarry, nestled in the mountains of Snowdonia, North Wales. Age 7+.
Open challenge
Open challenge
1 days Bungee jumping
UK wide, UK UK
| Sign up for £30
Get well out of your comfort zone & do something completely different with a bungee jump operated by the market leaders in the UK for bungee jumping. UK wide & many dates available. Age 14+.
CLIC Sargent
CLIC Sargent
Abseiling 150 feet Abseiling
Finnieston Crane, Glasgow, Scotland - Lanarkshire, UK UK
| Sign up for £20
‘Zip Slide the Clyde’ challenge offers a unique and thrilling way of seeing Glasgow’s cityscape whilst raising funds for children and young people with cancer.
Action on Hearing Loss
Action on Hearing Loss
Abseiling 85 metres Abseiling
Belfast, NI - County Antrim, UK UK
| Sign up for £40
Looking for an adrenaline packed day guaranteed to challenge you and push you to your limits? Then this is the event for you!
Demelza Hospice Care for Children
Demelza Hospice Care for Children
Abseiling 262 feet Abseiling
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, Greater London, UK UK
| Sign up for £25
The ArcelorMitall Orbit, designed by world-renowned sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor, stands at a mighty 262ft towering over the city. It is the highest freefall abseil in the UK!
Arthritis Research UK
Arthritis Research UK
Abseiling 320 feet Abseiling
Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK UK
| Sign up for £50
This thrilling challenge will see you take in spectacular views out to sea as you descend 320ft down the iconic Spinnaker Tower, to raise vital funds for research into arthritis.
London's Air Ambulance
London's Air Ambulance
Abseiling 1 days Abseiling
London, Greater London, UK UK
| Sign up for £35
Fearless fundraisers needed to go over the edge and launch themselves from the highest rooftop helipad in Europe!
St Mungo's Broadway
St Mungo's Broadway
Abseiling 1 days Abseiling
London, Greater London, UK UK
| Sign up for £30
St. Mungo's Broadway is offering this unique opportunity to abseil down the University of London's Senate House Library which housed the Ministry of Information during World War II. Age 16+.
London's Air Ambulance
London's Air Ambulance
Abseiling 1 days Abseiling
London, Greater London, UK UK
| Sign up for £35
Fearless fundraisers needed to go over the edge and launch themselves from the highest rooftop helipad in Europe!
London's Air Ambulance
London's Air Ambulance
Abseiling 1 days Abseiling
London, Greater London, UK UK
| Sign up for £35
Fearless fundraisers needed to go over the edge and launch themselves from the highest rooftop helipad in Europe!
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Great Yorkshire Bike Ride

A popular annual cycling event from Wetherby to Filey along a non-conventional route with a great sporting atmosphere.

24 Peaks Challenge - Scottish Highlands

Take on one of the toughest challenges that the UK has to offer - 24 Peaks in 24 Hours, set against the dramatic backdrop of the Scottish Highlands. Age 16+.

WaterAid Mountain Challenge

WaterAid's biggest annual challenge event! On 6 June we aim to have at least one team of between 4 & 7 walkers on top of 150 mountains across the UK & Ireland.

Windsor Triathlon

Now in its 25th year! Awarded Event of the Year 7 times by the British Triathlon Federation! Historical backdrop of Windsor Castle, Eton College & River Thames. Sprint (age 15+) or Olympic (age 17+).

Live On Cycle Challenge

NEW! Fully supported 100km ride linking all three of the Royal British Legion's Armed Services from Sandhurst in Surrey to Portsmouth, via RAF Odiham.

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The Pelvic Partnership

Providing support and information about pregnancy related Pelvic Girdle Pain and disability.

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