Monsal Trail Abseil
To descend a rock face or other near-vertical surface by using a doubled rope coiled round the body and fixed at a higher point.
In this instance, the start point will be a viaduct on the Monsal Trail, to the river and path below. Whereby, with a conventional abseil, progress is made down a solid surface, with this, once the arch of the viaduct is cleared, each person, in turn, is suspended is free air, the only point of contact, being the rope. Each person will wear a climbing harness and be clipped onto the rope, which will allow them to lower themselves off the parapet of the viaduct, to the ground below. For safety, they will also be anchored to a safety rope, controlled by a qualified instructor.