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ArcelorMittal Orbit Abseil

Woman taking part in ArcelorMittal Orbit Abseil

Our most thrilling abseil yet: a 262ft freefall drop over the edge of the ArcelorMittal Orbit - the tallest sculpture in the UK.

The ArcelorMittal Orbit, designed by Turner-Prize winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor is a truly spectacular and unique venue set within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It is 22 metres taller than the Statue of Liberty and almost six times taller than the Angel of the North.

From the dizzying heights, visitors will experience a show-stopping panorama that includes iconic buildings such as The Shard, Big Ben, The Gherkin, St Paul’s, Canary Wharf and Wembley Stadium and the world-famous sporting venues of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Before stepping over the edge professional abseil instructors will provide a comprehensive safety briefing and all the specialist equipment required for your challenge.

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By joining Team Red Cross, you will be raising money to help people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.

You will also receive:

  • a fundraising pack full of tips and advice
  • an online sponsorship page set up for you
  • on-going support from our expert fundraisers
  • a Red Cross t-shirt if you raise over £300
  • a free photo if you raise over £450

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Date: 6 May 2017

Time: 8am – 1pm

Registration fee: £25

Sponsorship target: £250

Minimum age: You must be 18 years old or over

Experience: No previous experience necessary, all training given on the day.

Address:ArcelorMittal Orbit, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E15 2NH

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    ArcelorMittal Orbit Abseil
    Our most challenging abseil yet: a freefall drop over the edge of the 362ft ArcelorMittal Orbit - the tallest structure in the UK.
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What's it like?


I was really nervous about going over the edge, but the team at the top were amazing and made it all seem fine. Hanging in mid-air at 260ft looking across London felt incredible and was so exhilarating. It was all such a rush and I’d recommend it to anyone.

Jess D’Arcy, ArcelorMittal Orbit Abseil participant 2015