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Abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbit, Olympic Park


Event details

  • Date: 2 places to be booked on a date of your choice
  • Location: Olympic Park, London
  • Registration fee: £25
  • Fundraising target: £250
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About the event

Are you brave enough to experience the UK’s highest free-fall abseil from the Olympic Park’s ArcelorMittal Orbit and raise money for the National Literacy Trust?

You control the speed of your descent, so enjoy the breathtaking skyline of London from one of the most unique locations in the city. Dangle in free space 80m above the ground and raise money to help us give the children living in poverty throughout the UK a brighter future.

We know that poverty and low literacy go hand-in-hand. Children who are growing up with the stress of not having enough food and living in cold and damp housing are not well equipped to develop strong literacy skills. Through our literacy hubs, we aim to target the communities where there are a high number of economically disadvantaged families, giving them free access to resources and support to help them boost their children's literacy skills. It is vital that we act now to give this generation of children a positive future.

Two people waving to camera while at the top of the tower. They are about to abseil.

Essential requirements

  • Minimum age: 14 years old (under 18’s require parental consent)
  • Minimum height: 1.2 metres
  • Maximum weight for harnesses: 19 stones (120 kg)
  • Maximum upper leg circumference for harnesses: 75cm
  • Maximum waist circumference for harnesses: 130cm

You will receive

  • A National Literacy Trust t-shirt to abseil in.
  • A dedicated contact to help with your fundraising and support you in the lead up to the event
  • Physical and digital fundraising resources.

Please contact us if you have any questions about taking part in the abseil.

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