Abseiling

Fancy feeling the freedom of abseiling down a cliff or off a railway viaduct

If you enjoy high level excitements then why not step boldly over the edge of a near-vertical rock face or abseil down the side of a railway viaduct in the Peak District?

Abseiling is a classic outdoor adventure challenge, which anyone can enjoy. You don’t need experience to enter this vertical world, just a desire to overcome a natural fear of heights
and give it a go. The feeling of achievement when you reach the
base of the cliff is ample reward.

It is basically a controlled free-fall where friction is exerted on the abseil rope through a metal descending device, usually a figure-of-eight. You have total control of the rate of descent by holding the abseil rope. Strength is not required, just good abseil technique, which qualified instructors can teach you in a couple of hours. But at the end of the day your instructor can never make you go faster, only slow you down for safety.

Adventure Vertical use a number of locations throughout the North of England as well as in North Wales and across venues in Scotland, everything from bridges, old quarries, dams, and sea cliffs enabling us to cater for everyone’s threshold. Thrill seekers also have the option of abseiling 100 ft over the lip of a quarry in the Lake District or a limestone cliff in the Peak District.

Previous experience: None
Duration: 1/2 day, but why not combine with a second activity to make a full day of adventure
Min Ratio: 1 instructor to 1
Max Ratio: 1 instructor to 10
Equipment provided: All technical clothing and equipment is supplied
Fitness: Low
Cost: Dependant on size of group