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rappel

(ră-pĕl′)
To slide down a rope, as in a lifesaving rescue.
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Adam said: "I might be terrified of heights but the Teenage Cancer Trust North East Abseil is still one of my favourite days of the year.
As he worked for HSBC until his diagnosis, he challenged 100 former colleagues to abseil down 10 floors of the atrium in their new Birmingham office.
Mollie said: "I was really excited about doing the abseil, although for Andrew it was a different story!
"I completed the hospital abseils last month, but this was a different scale of fear."
"Those who have taken part in abseils for us in previous years have said that it's an amazing experience and one they'll never forget." Both abseils will be overseen by a team of trained and skilled instructors to make sure that participants are equipped with everything they need to make it as safe and enjoyable as possible.
The Falkirk Wheel Abseil takes place on Saturday, April 20 and the Forth Rail Abseil is on Sunday, June 9.You can find out more and register to take part by visiting www.scottishspca.org/forthrailabseil or www.scottishspca.org/falkirkwheelabseil or you can email fundraising@scottishspca.org or call 03000 999 999 (opt 4).
BT Cymru Wales director, Alwen Williams, who was also among those that took part in the charity abseil, said: Children in Need is a fantastic charity thats very close to our hearts.
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.
The former frontman of the Toon's top band proved he could grin and bear it as he abseiled from Baltic on Gateshead quayside to raise funds for a cancer charity.
Parkinson's UK held their abseil event on Saturday at The St David's Hotel and Spa in Cardiff Bay which saw 41 brave people taking on the challenge of abseiling down the hotel's facade in order to raise money for the charity.
She said: "We would have to do a lot of risk assessments before people could abseil."