FAQ’s

FAQs :-
Q: How much does it cost?
A: £100 per head

Q: What about photos?
A: Photos are £15 for a pair (printed and emailed) taken from the top as you go over. See our Facebook page for examples. We also sell Extreme Abseil tee-shirts. Both items are completely optional obviously.

Q: Is there a minimum age?
A: Yes – 12. You will need signed parental consent if you are younger than 18. There is no maximum age and the current record is 79 89 years old.

Q:
 Are there weight limits? 
A:
 Yes – there is an upper limit of 136kg (21st 5lb). There is no minimum weight.

Q: Where is the National Abseil Centre?
A: At the National Lift Tower in Northampton. Directions can be found here.

Q: What happens in the event of bad weather?
A:This is a weather dependant activity and a decision will be made on the day as to whether it is safe to abseil the outside. If it is felt this is too dangerous we have the right to move the activity inside. Please note no refunds shall be issued if this alternative offer is not accepted.

Q: How fit do I need to be to abseil?
A: This is an extreme abseil and is physically demanding. However those seeking assisted abseils or anyone with specific access needs please contact us. (info@extremeabseil.com)

Q: Do I need to have abseiled before?
A: No – we’ll give you all the instruction you need on the day.

Q: What are the risks?
A: On the outside of the building, there is a small risk that if the wind picks up while you are abseiling you could be blown away from the building and hit it on the way back in, possibly resulting in bruising and other injuries.

Q: Can I bring spectators?
A: Spectators are welcome to come and support abseilers on the outside, however they would need to ensure they observe and respect the terms and conditions in regards to this. Failure todo so could result in cancelation of your booking.  Unfortunately we are unable to allow spectators inside the buiding to watch internal abseils.

Q: Can I pick a time to abseil?
A: Available times are listed on our website.

Q: How long does it take?
A: Barring delays, which are sometimes inevitable for example adverse weather conditions. You can expect to be here for about an hour in total. The abseil itself takes anywhere between 8 and 20 minutes depending on the individual.