Abseiling is going down a steep cliff or drop while being kept safe by rope systems.
Participants are equipped with harness and helmet, instructed in descent techniques and then will lower themselves down the cliff while under the safety of a qualified instructor.
Participants are challenged to face fears, to step outside of their comfort zone, to encourage each other, and to build trust and confidence within one’s self.
All safety and technical equipment is provided. Please ensure participants are wearing closed-toe shoes and shorts or trousers.
There may be some waiting around during the session so please ensure that everyone attending the site has enough clothes to keep warm and dry.
The activity is weather dependant but will continue in light rain. In the case of bad weather, we will have a backup day to transfer to if it works for you. If weather forces postponement, we will let you know as far in advance as we can.
YMCA HB offer a range of activities and services at a number of different locations in the Hawkes Bay and beyond. Safety is always our first priority. We are professionally audited by Outdoorsmark under the Adventurous Activities regulations. Our instructors are first aid qualified and carry first aid kits on all activities.