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.