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User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1640 posts, RR: 28
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

Lately, I have been seeing promotions for a fundraiser for Evelina Children's Hospital in London; this unusual fundraiser will involve abseiling (rappelling) down the side of Guy's Hospital Tower! All 469 feet down from the top of the building to the ground! They're asking for people to volunteer to do this (all in the name of raising money for the new children's hospital)!

I'm a student over here at King's College London, and my campus is the site of Guy's Hospital (which includes the world's tallest hospital building, Guy's Tower, at 469 feet).

I'm here in London all summer (through Aug. 9) because of a summer student research project I'm doing in the Craniofacial Development labs near the top of Guy's Hospital Tower.

Now the people at Guy's Hospital are running this fundraiser for Evelina Children's Hospital, where brave (or daredevil) people will volunteer to abseil, or rappel, down the side of Guy's Tower. They're calling for volunteers.

I'm thinking this would be a lot of (death-defying) fun, yet I also have a fear of sheer heights (including ladders)!

Should I gamble and try this?


I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)
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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

What's to gamble? It's for a great cause and it's insane fun. When my sister did something similar a few years ago, it helped her overcome her fear of heights. Go for it!

User currently offlineTu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1255 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

Repelling is pretty safe and easy. Do it!

I do not dream about movie stars, they must dream about me for I am real and they are not. - Alexander Popov
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12281 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1615 times:

WOW! That would be so awesome! Do it!

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1609 times:

Go for it. It for a good cause and you can get rid of your fear of heights

Avoid hangovers, stay drunk.
User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1604 times:

You'll hate yourself if you pass this up. Rappelling is a blast and is safer than it looks. Just remember, getting over the edge is the hardest part. Once you're on the way down, its exhilirating.

User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 1589 times:

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 5):
getting over the edge is the hardest part

 yes  I was scared shitless the first time I had to go over the edge...

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 5):
Once you're on the way down, its exhilirating.

You aint kidding.


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