CHARITY ABSEIL FAQ’s

Can you fall if you let go of the rope?

No!! Most people think that if you let go of the rope you will fall to the ground, which is why they haven’t ever put themselves forward to do an abseil event. You control the speed that you abseil on one rope and an instructor will control a safety rope that is attached to you just in case you need an hand. No need to worry.

Insurance – what insurance do you have?

The company has 10 million public liability insurance, product insurance, employers insurance and buildings insurance – this is all double the industry standard. This will be required for some of the bigger buildings that charity abseils might take place on.

What areas do you work / operate in? 

We work in all areas of the UK and Europe. Depending on the size and scale of the event. We have staff across the UK and we can drive into Europe as needed. We can operate up to four lines on one building, getting around a maximum of 200 people down per day.

Can we choose our own location/buildings? How would this work?

Yes, you can choose your own location. Most people use buildings or a local cliff. If it’s a building then you must get permission first from who ever own the property. We can then do a site visit if it’s needed. This can be done via a phone video and save money for the charity / company.  We want to check that the building is suitable and that there are fixing points to rig the abseil from.

A lot of people use their office building. Other options include churches, dams, bridges, towers, fire stations, hospitals and so on.

If you must come for a site visit, how much is that? 

Site visits can be done via mobile phone and video connections. If a site visit is required in person then the rate of £200 per day plus expenses is charged.

How much is an abseil event? 

The prices varies depending on how complex the job is and how many people you want to get down the abseil in a day. We usually use the following price guide:

  • Event costs – £400 – £600 per day, depending on abseil height and complexity. To include all equipment, photos, social media, insurance, event equipment and paperwork. This cost is only for abseil event days only.
  • Instructor cost – £200 per day, per instructor.
  • Fuel 0.35 pence per mile.
  • Accommodation costs (if applicable)
  • Congestion charge (if applicable)

What’s included in the price?

All of the abseil events come with insurance, risk assessments, method statements, event information, client information, all equipment and photo’s at no extra change.

You mentioned you get photo’s with the event?

Yes, all of our charity abseils and other abseil events, instructors will be carrying a camera to capture the action and send them onto yourself free of charge. If you want to bring a photographer to get some snaps on the day then feel free our photo’s will be a bonus.

Check out our sister site and abseil information pack – https://davetalbot.net/charity-abseil-information-pack/

How big can the abseil be?

The abseil can be as long as the rope. Most abseils in the UK will be under 70 meters (230ft), unless it’s off a large building or dam. We run charity abseil events for any length abseil but it’s worth remembering, that the longer the abseil, the longer it takes to get down. So get in touch for helping planning you abseiling event.

What will i need to bring with me?

All our events include all safety equipment so all you have to bring is yourself, warm clothes, sensible shoes for abseiling (such as training shoes or walking boots, no heels!!), waterproofs – just in case, a sense of humor and a smile always helps to encourage others around you.

What happens if the weather is bad?

If the weather is bad, raining or high winds, the abseil can still go on. It’s just not as nice as blue sky’s and sunshine. The only thing that can put an abseil event on hold is lightning and gale force winds.

How do i secure a date for our abseil event?

Firstly get in touch and speak to us about the date you want. After we have sorted a date and a price, we ask for a non-refundable 20% deposit to hold the date. The rest has to be paid no later then one month prior to the event start date.

Is there an age / weight limit?

All participants under the age of 18 need a parent or legal guardian to sign the consent forms – a teacher or youth leader acting in loco parentis is not adequate. Generally 14 years old and above seems to be a good age to abseil but exceptions can be made.

We do not recommend an upper age limit for participation although we would recommend that older individuals consult their doctor if they have any concerns about their health or ability.

We can accommodate people up to 18 stone in weight, but no more due to the restrictions on equipment and loads exerted, although they may need to be fitted with extra equipment for their comfort. If you have anyone wishing to take part who is heavier than 18 stone you can contact us as soon as possible to discuss the possibility of their participation.

Charity Abseil FAQ's

I took part in a charity abseil for Dogs Trust at Canonteign Falls and had an absolutely amazing and exhilarating time, with top notch instructors. Not only were they thorough, professional and extremely, reassuringly, competent, they also made the whole experience really fun and enjoyable. Highly recommended…

L.R

My daughter and I had the most amazing opportunity to abseil off the Welsh landmark, the WMC, guided down by Dave Talbot and his team. They were wonderful, professional, friendly and most of all, so very supportive of me with my fear of heights… I have no idea how they did it but they inspired me to have the confidence to do it and I’m so grateful that they did! Thank you x

M.B

Thanks so much to Dave Talbot and his team for helping Future Youth Zone run our first abseil. Right from the initial enquiry to the event Dave was super hlpful, answered all our questions, and left us feeling very reassured. The team on the day were amazing, they totally looked after all of our fundraisers and staff taking part. Looking forward to running more events with them in the future!

A.S

We loved the abseiling experience organised by Dave Talbot and his team! They were experienced, professional, helpful and well organised at every point and gave our pupils an absolutely amazing experience! I would definitely use this company again and recommend them to anyone – top quality!

E.Y

What a great day at our Genesis Trust charity abseil on Saturday 22 May at Monkton School. This was the fourth abseil event that I have organised with Dave and his team. Once again Dave made it a super day for me as the organiser and for all the participants as well. For charity abseils he is our go-to man. Thanks Dave!

H.L
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