Steel City Abseil

A thrilling 120ft fancy-dress abseil down the Owen Building: a Sheffield landmark, decorated with the poetry of Sir Andrew Motion.

Owen Building in Sheffield

26 October 2019


Registration Fee:
Sponsorship target:
Minimum age:
16 years old and over

For all enquiries, please get in touch with Lucy Gray by email at or by phone 0114 2427381

Sign up now

First abseil:9.00 am

Last abseil:4.30 pm

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

Fancy dress:Positively encouraged!

Spectators:There is lots of viewing space for fundraisers' friends and family, who will be able to take photographs of the event.

Address:Owen Building, City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S1 1WB


Please note the registration fee for this event is non-refundable. 

x £10.00

Enjoy this fantastic opportunity to abseil 120 feet down this 'steel city' landmark, past the words of Motion's poem, What if?

Even better, take on the challenge in fancy dress. In the past we've had skeletons, vampires, superheroes, bananas, minions, nurses, James Bond, dinosaurs, monsters, Where's Wally?, and more.
So start thinking now: what will you wear?

What's it like?

From the roof of the building, daredevils can enjoy fantastic views over the city centre. You will be safely harnessed in by a professional abseil team – before stepping over the edge to begin your challenge.

What extras do you get?

Sign up for the Steel City Abseil and you will receive

  • a fundraising pack
  • an online sponsorship page set up for you
  • ongoing sponsorship support from our expert fundraisers
  • a photo and certificate to commemorate your achievement
  • the chance to buy professional photographs of you in action.