The tallest sculpture in the United Kingdom, the ArcelorMittal Orbit cuts an imposing figure in the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at a stunning 115 metres in height. It became a symbol of the 2012 London Olympics, but that's not all. It's also home to our nation's highest freefall abseil! Ascend to a platform a staggering 80 metres up and take in the breathtaking views over the capital whilst being attached to the specially-designed safety system by expert Wire and Sky staff. Then take a deep breath, lean back and abseil down without touching anything until the ground is reached. Relish the scary yet exhilarating feeling of being mid-air and marvel at views of the Gherkin, St. Paul's, the O2 Arena and more on the way down.
Saturdays from April - October 2017, with future weekday dates to be announced.
Min age 14. Min height 1.2 metres and max weight 19 stone. Parental consent required for those aged 14-17 and adult accompaniment on the day. Participants must be able to fit a standard harness. Please see PDF in 'Downloads' for full guidelines.
In the event of heavy rain or high winds, this experience may be cancelled.
Abseils run every 30 minutes from 10am to 6pm. Expect to be at the ArcelorMittal Orbit for a total two hours including an introduction and safety briefing. The abseil lasts for approximately 15 - 20 minutes.
Numbers on the Day
Five per group.
Spectators are welcome and may watch from outside the fence or pay entry to watch from the top.
Please wear weather-appropriate clothing which covers limbs and body, fits under a harness comfortably and does not restrict movement or vision.
A waiver must be signed on the day by all participants, and a parental consent form for those aged 14-17. Please see PDF in 'Downloads' for more details.