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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Spitfire Scramble is a 24-hour multi-terrain race. As you run through the night, the event will put your speed, endurance, torch batteries and teamwork to the ultimate test.
A unique endurance challenge along the Thames Path Trail. Start training, pick your charity and set your watch! 100km, 50km, 25km & Team Relay options.
Join this 70 mile cycle tour from Ettington to Draycott, Bourton-on-the-Water, Sherbourne, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Lower Brailes & back to Ettington.
Willen Lake is a nationally renowned habitat for birdlife & a perfect tranquil venue for a 10K. Filled with perfectly surfaced pathways, our flat 2-lap course route offers wonderful vistas. Age 16+.
Starting & finishing in Bristol's historic harbourside and takes runners along a scenic, sea-level route through the beautiful Avon Gorge. Age 17+.
Helping children experience what life has to offer.
Information for charities and challenge organisers about promoting challenge events on timeoutdoors.