Challenge fear of heights, descending on a fixed rope.
Abseiling is offered as a personal challenge, usually at the disused Millersdale Viaduct, which offers an 80 foot high free hanging abseil.
Abseiling is descending a fixed rope, a method used by climbers to get off cliff faces and by cavers to get deeper underground. Here, there the added security of a safety rope controlled by an experienced instructor.
Why? Overcoming fears, feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment. A “buzz”. Develop support and encouragement from the rest of group.
Where? Usually offsite at the viaduct but could also be at a cliff.
How long? A full half day session
Read our Abseiling Risk Assessment