Daredevils needed for Stratford’s ArcelorMittal Orbit sponsored abseil

PUBLISHED: 15:45 30 May 2014

The Arcelor Mittal Orbit. Picture by David Poultney for the LLDC

The Arcelor Mittal Orbit. Picture by David Poultney for the LLDC


Daredevils and adrenaline junkies are invited to join the fight against cancer with a sponsored abseil down the UK’s tallest structure this summer.

The dizzying heights of ArcelorMittal Orbit in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Britain’s largest work of public art, will form the setting for the thrilling freefall abseil, hosted by cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

On July 25, the fearless fundraisers will descend from an altitude of almost 115 metres to reach a £50,000 target, while experiencing eye-popping views of London landmarks.

Olivia Pumphrey, of CLC Sargent, said: “We’re so excited about this fantastic event, which gives daredevils the chance to abseil down one of the country’s most unique and unusual pieces of art.

“Abseilers will be spellbound by bird’s eye views of London safe in the knowledge that they’ll also be helping CLIC Sargent to support children and young people with cancer, and their families.”

Registration costs £20 and participants are asked to raise a minimum of £300.

Visit to sign up.

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