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rappel

(ră-pĕl′)
To slide down a rope, as in a lifesaving rescue.
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So far I've been abseiling, canoeing, tobogganing and four-wheel driving.
But watching people do it is one thing - abseiling 161ft from a bridge is quite another.
He will be relying on the help of the children from Lindley Junior School to help his training as he goes on a residential break with them abseiling in the Lake District in September.
Members of The Mercia MS Therapy Centre enjoyed an abseiling session to celebrate the charity's 21st anniversary.
Abbey National employee Michelle Anne Olsen, 26, who will be abseiling with colleagues Julie Ridley, Tracey Patterson and Rachel Burns, says the prospect of Mary abseiling the building along-side them will spur them on.
This involves abseiling down a rope at speed without touching anything.
AN unsafe abseiling expedition to find a sought-after gemstone ended in tragedy when an experienced climber fell to his death.
CHARITY fundraisers took on the nerve-wracking task of abseiling down the side of Liverpool's Anglican cathedral to raise money for a charity project in Fazakerley.
ACORNS Children's Hospice is calling for superheroes to step into action and raise vital money for local life limited children, by abseiling 120ft down the House of Fraser building in Birmingham city centre.
DAREDEVIL fundraisers helped rake in pounds 7,500 abseiling down a landmark Newcastle building.
Mike Hughes, from Holyhead, and his girlfriend Bethan will be raising vital funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust on September 20 by abseiling down the Marquess of Anglesey's Column in Llanfairpwll.
Huddersfield University is one of eight venues hosting One Big Drop, the UK's first ever national abseiling event.