Not for the faint-hearted: Abseilers take on 249ft Orbit slide clean
PUBLISHED: 10:39 27 February 2017 | UPDATED: 10:39 27 February 2017
Going down the world’s tallest tunnel slide is scary enough for some – so imagine being suspended 249ft in the air to clean it.
That was the challenge a pair of daredevil abseilers faced when they cleaned the outside of the slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit - whose tallest part is the same height as a 25 storey building.
The duo, from urban aerial adventures company Wire and Sky, took on the mammoth task of cleaning the 584ft long slide a clean, ensuring visitors can see through the clear portions.
Abseiler Ross Walker said: “Cleaning the slide is definitely an unusual job.
“It’s common for tall buildings to employ abseilers to clean their windows but they usually take a straight path to the ground.
“To clean the slide we have to weave in and out of its loops at heights of more than 200ft – a challenge that I think is really exciting!”
The spring clean comes ahead of an additional 75,000 tickets going on sale for the attraction.
To book, visit arcelormittalorbit.com
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