Abseiling adventures on the Maltese islands (Malta, Comino and Gozo). These, mainly limestone, islands offer an ideal location for abseiling holidays for everyone from beginners to experienced climbers.
| abseiling | Malta |
based: Utah, USA
Guided rock climbing, canyoneering and rappelling tours next to Zion National Park in Utah, using a number of slot canyons situated outside the park border. Trips can be based at Zion Ponderosa Ranch adventure resort where a range of lodging options and activities packages are available.
| limbing/scrambling | abseiling | canyoning/gorge walking | USA |
based: Cape Town, South Africa
Outdoor abseiling adventures, including Table Mountain and Thunder Falls abseils.
| abseiling | South Africa |
Abseiling in Derbyshire
based: Derbyshire, UK
Using Millers Dale Bridge in the Peak District (an old railway bridge spanning a narrow gorge) providing an 80 foot drop. Other activities and accommodation information available.
| abseiling | England |
Key Network (The)
based: Cumbria, UK
Team building, leadership and outdoor development training events in the UK.
| team building/management courses | abseiling | UK |
based: Shropshire, UK
Multi-activity residential centre offering activity holidays for schools and families.
| multi-activity | archery | abseiling | canoe/kayak | family/child friendly | UK |
Pure Trek Costa Rica
based: Costa Rica
Family friendly Costa Rica waterfall rappelling and canyoning; no previous experience required.
| abseiling | Costa Roca |
Wanaka Rock Climbing & Abseil Adventures
based: South Island, New Zealand
Single and multi-day rock climbing courses for all abilities in spectacular surroundings.
| climbing/scrambling | abseiling | tailor made | New Zealand |
An abseil is a controlled descent by fixed rope down a vertical drop, such as a cliff face, wall or mountain side. Originally it was a rock climbing and mountaineering technique for descending the climb, but the activity has now also become an activity in own right, undertaken for the buzz it offers and/or as a charity fundraising challenge. It's also known as a rappel and the activity as rappelling. Stand alone abseils are now undertaken from a wide range of high points like tall buildings, towers and bridges as well as natural features like cliffs, rock walls, mountains and even waterfalls.
• The National Abseil Centre: A centre located in Northampton, the NAC offers offer internal and external abseils to charities, individuals and groups on the National Lift Tower, the tallest permanent abseil tower in the world.
• Portsmouth Spinnaker Tower: A rather special abseil can be had on the iconic Spinnaker Tower building in Portsmouth Harbour, which offers a 100 m abseil down the side of the building.
• The Euromast in Rotterdam: the highest abseil in Europe, this is also home to the fastest zip wire, get your thrills twice over!