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  • Location: East Lothian
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, excitement of snow, a hoolie
  • Location: East Lothian

    Hello, I am doing an abseil on Saturday with STV colleagues for Maggies Cancer care centre in Aberdeen.

    It has been postponed once already.

    The forecast for Saturday isn't looking very encouraging at the moment either.

     

    But I wondered if it does go ahead, what should I wear for an abseil?

    Any other helpful hints, limits for beginners

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  • Location: halifax 125m
  • Weather Preferences: extremes the unusual and interesting facts
  • Location: halifax 125m

    Hello, I am doing an abseil on Saturday with STV colleagues for Maggies Cancer care centre in Aberdeen.

    It has been postponed once already.

    The forecast for Saturday isn't looking very encouraging at the moment either.

     

    But I wondered if it does go ahead, what should I wear for an abseil?

    Any other helpful hints, limits for beginners

     

     

     

     

    a good waterproof top,make sure you are warm carry some gloves ,not wooly ones and they will provide you with hard hat.

    i remember the first time i did it at school it was friday the 13th jan 1984...note the date and there had been a storm overnight and it had blown away my uncles new 100ft farm buildinghalf a mile down the fields.we all thought they would cancel it but it went ahead.It was great,will never forget that feeling when you totally scared and as soon as you get to the bottom you cannot wait to do it again.Have fun!

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  • Location: Ireland, probably South Tipperary
  • Weather Preferences: Cold, Snow, Windstorms and Thunderstorms
  • Location: Ireland, probably South Tipperary

    While it may feel completely against your natural instinct, make sure to lean back! It will feel unnatural at first, but once you get over the initial feeling, the rest of the trip down will be much more enjoyable. Leaning back will help even more if the wall is slippery.

    Most importantly, listen to the instructors there and enjoy the experience!

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

    good luck-makes me shiver to think of it

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  • Location: Cheshire at 340 meters
  • Weather Preferences: Heat, Humidity, Sun, Torrential Rain, Thunderstorms
  • Location: Cheshire at 340 meters

    Abseiling's always good in severe squally gusts and frequent CG lightning. Shows you have some real bawls then.

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    Guest pjl20101

    good luck-makes me shiver to think of it

    Out of fairness John I'd rather her abseil than myself. One word cringe.

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