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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Staged on the worlds greatest road race route through the heart of central London passing many of the capitals truly world class historic landmarks.
A weekend hill-walking challenge taking on 5 of the Lake District's toughest peaks including Scafell Pike - England's highest mountain. Stunning views over the Lake District.
*GET YOUR CHARITY PLACE BY 4 MAY* Start & finish at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Hub at Dynamic Earth, this beautiful scenic route takes you around Holyrood Park with views of Edinburgh Castle.
Experience a weekend festival of sport in our glorious capital with this 100-mile cycle challenge on the same closed roads as the professionals.
Join thousands of runners on this completely traffic-free route around the beautiful town of Warwick and it's surrounding countryside.
Target Ovarian Cancer is working to save lives and help women diagnosed live their lives to the full, across the UK.
Information for charities about promoting challenge events on timeoutdoors.