We run all types of adventure events for businesses and charities that can be used for fun or as a way of raising money. A charity abseil is a great first adventure event running over a single day or two days.
We run charity abseils and abseil events of all shapes and sizes providing everything from equipment and risk assessments to marquees and photographers.
Organising an abseil event is a great way to raise some money and awareness for the company or charity you are representing. On average a charity abseil event will raise between £4,000 and £60,000 per day and the event doesn’t cost you a penny.
We have over 15 years experience in the industry in order to make sure your charity abseil and abseil event runs smoothly. Our instructors are qualified to the highest standards through the AMI (Association of Mountaineering Instructors) and all of our events come with photos free of charge.
WHAT WE DO
With years of experience working on abseil events with charities, film crews (As seen on the BBC) on all locations, you will get the best service delivered by the highest qualified instructors in the UK. We provide marquees, risk assessments, site visits, insurance, event photos, all equipment, changing rooms and anything else to meet your abseil event needs. We can run abseiling events with a single rope or multiple ropes depending on your event size.
Check out the video of one of our events at England highest waterfall.
Prices start at £850 for one rope with two instructors and 50 places available to abseil.
WHAT OUR CHARITY ABSEIL CLIENTS SAY
You couldn’t ask for a better team of people to run a charity abseil for you. Dave was extremely professional, both during and in the run up to the event. No problem was insurmountable and he did everything in his power to make sure the day ran smoothly. The reassuring manner of Dave’s team meant that each and every one of the 33 abseilers made it safely down the building and as a result, we raised over £7000 for our charity. Fantastic!
We asked Dave and his team to organise St George’s Hospital Charity’s first Abseil event which we held in the hospital grounds at the Pelican Hotel on Saturday 7th May & Sunday 8thMay. It was a fantastic day for everyone involved; both staff and our supporters who bravely took on the challenge! Dave and his team were wonderful and made it incredibly simple for us to put on the event due to the wealth of experience they have in challenge events. Not only that, Dave and his team inspired confidence in all of our supporters who had signed up for the Abseil, ensuring that all of them (even the most nervous) felt completely safe, secure and managed to complete the challenge. The feedback we’ve received from all of our supporters has been extremely positive and we would thoroughly recommend Dave’s service’s to any charities who are considering holding a similar event.
Dave Talbot put on yet another fantastic abseil for us at England’s highest waterfall – Canonteign Falls. Dave’s team were brilliant, and the event ran extremely smoothly from start to finish with 100% smiley abseiler faces coming back to me when they came to pick up their certificates afterwards. Every single member of the Mountain Vision team were very professional and put each one of our participants at ease, creating personal and memorable experiences for our very happy abseilers! Thank you Dave, and see you next year.
PEACE OF MIND
All safety equipment, risk assessments, insurance and even a practice abseil and individual coaching is included in the price so you don’t have to worry. We will even take photos of the event free of charge and give you them to use for marketing for your next charity event.
We will come to you. It might be a bridge, a rock wall, building, tower, or even a waterfall. If it goes down we can abseil it. With years of experience working at locations across the globe we can offer advice before you book to make sure you have everything in the right place for your charity abseil.
Our instructors are the best in the business. It’s not about sending someone off a cliff edge, it’s about an unforgettable experience and helping people enjoy that. Smiles, coaching, laughter, photos and more are what come as standard with every abseil event.
INFORMATION ON A CHARITY ABSEIL EVENT
If your a charity and your thinking of running a charity abseil event then here’s some top information to help get you off the ground.
A wrote an article on how to setup a abseil event – click here
In the world of climbing, abseiling is a way of getting back down what you’ve just climbed up. You use a rope to lower yourself down, while you control how fast or slow you descend whilst being on an additional safety rope controlled by an instructor – so it is a great personal challenge in complete safety. Most people don’t realise that even if you let go of the rope you won’t fall due to the two rope systems that we use to keep you and your team as safe as possible.
CHARITY ABSEIL – THE BASICS
Many people and companies might offer the services of providing a charity abseil but – be careful. Some aren’t insured, some won’t have the right qualifications and some might use safety equipment from the 1950’s. Some companies will only give you one member of staff to run the abseil – making the task impossible to run the charity abseil event smoothly.
Making the participants feel relaxed, confident and able to commit to the abseil is a huge part of the event. If a company is understaffed on the day, the abseiler will feel rushed, nervous and not enjoy the day – this reflects badly on the charity and event company.
With our abseil events we always have a minimum of two qualified members of staff. We use support staff from the charity or organisation to help escort people around the event site. Considering that for most people doing the abseil it will be the biggest challenge of their life, having plenty of staff to look after the participants is important.
CHARITY ABSEIL – QUALIFICATIONS
Most people don’t realise that there are different qualifications in the charity abseil / climbing world. Different companies will use instructors with different levels of qualifications. This means different levels of experience, insurance and also different ways of doing things. You name it – it has an effect.
Dave Talbot Adventure Event staff are all highly experienced and qualified through Mountain Training UK. All of our are abseil events are overseen by the highest level of qualifications in the industry – this is standard procedure on all of our abseil events.
QUALIFICATIONS – SPA
The SPA – (single pitch award) is the basic starting qualification for being able to run charity abseils outside and it’s the first rung on the ladder of outdoor climbing / abseiling qualifications.
QUALIFICATIONS – MIA
The highest level of qualification with running charity abseil events in the UK, is the MIA (Mountain Instructor Award). This allows you to do everything that an SPA can, but also allows you to perform complex rescues, should the situation arise. It’s peace of mind with these things. If you have an MIA running or over seeing a charity abseil event then you know that he or she has been assessed to the very highest standard and comes with a huge amount of experience in all aspects of climbing, mountaineering and abseiling.
QUALIFICATIONS – IRATA
Next, you might want to consider someone with an IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) qualification, as a useful add-on to go with an SPA or MIA. Generally people who have an IRATA qualification aren’t used to working with large groups of people. The IRATA qualifications are used in an industrial setting but can also be useful if your charity abseil is off a building and you might be using parts of the structure as anchor points. I always think that having both the MIA and IRATA qualifications gives you the most knowledge, experience and understanding of all situations – allowing you to run the best charity abseil possible. The founder of Mountain Vision – Dave Talbot has both these qualifications and will always be on hand to offer advice on your event.
There are other qualifications that are worth mentioning, the CWA and the CWLA are both indoor climbing wall awards and are not really relevant to running an abseil but people with these qualifications could be used as an assistant for harness fitting or helping people off the bottom of the abseil. The MIC (Mountain Instructor Certificate) and Mountain Guide, are both qualifications