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rappel

(ră-pĕl′)
To slide down a rope, as in a lifesaving rescue.
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Every year hundreds of BT staff, including a large number from Swansea, volunteer their time to help raise money for the charity and its great to see so many people taking part and helping with the charity abseil.
The sell-out activity saw people abseil 12 metres down the south-east corner of Roseberry Topping to get their hearts racing and see Teesside from a unique viewpoint.
GOOD SPORT Mary Peters abseils into Victoria Square shopping centre yesterday
He said: "I must admit to some trepidation ahead of the event but I'm doing the abseil to gain an insight into the challenges associated with sight loss and, at the same time, help promote the positive aspects of just what can be possible.
An IBEX employee abseils the Wales Millennium Centre yesterday > Peter Bolter 250214FILLER_003
Mobex North East is an outdoor education charity that works with disadvantaged young people and we also facilitate the charity abseils.
The charity abseil down the 190-foot Dam in Ripponden will take place on Saturday, September 24.
One abseil has already been held with another set to take place on Sunday from 12pm until 4pm.
I will carry my mother's photo with me as I abseil down.
This is the fourth charity abseil to be held in aid of Dreamflight.
A crowd gathered around John Walker Square to watch the team abseil down the 128-bedroom former hotel, while a loud speaker system was set up at the bottom to commentate on the event.
Acorns Children's Hospice has organised an abseil down House of Fraser department store on Sunday, April 13, from 9am-4.