They abseiled like paratroopers

An experience not forgotten

On Saturday the 14th of October, 28 supporters of Legasee defied gravity to complete a  “Hanging rappel” from the Mittal Tower in London’s Olympic Park. For those brave enough to look away from their rope, they had incredible views of many of London’s iconic sights.

Thank you to everyone who took part, everyone who sponsored the abseilers and everyone who came along on the day to get a cricked neck!

“It doesn’t have to be fun to be fun.”

– Barry Blanchard – Technical climber

Why did I abseil for Legasee?

Legasee’s volunteer filmmakers, writers and educators are passionate about preserving military heritage. Our hi-definition video archive offers exclusive interviews with veterans from 1939 to present. Every individual’s story is remarkable, but together they form an invaluable record of modern military history.

This fundraiser will help us to continue our work and improve the way we deliver our education in schools and universities.

Because it’s there.

– George Mallory

Facts from the day

There were 28 abseilers

  • The youngest was 14, the oldest [i’m not saying]
  • They raised an incredible £14000
  • The drop was over 80 metres
  • 25 abseilers said they’d love to do it again.
  • 3 didn’t want to do it again!
  • Wire & Sky who organised the event were almost spot on
  • Except for a few missing pics!
  • I was humbled by the effort of everyone

Interested in getting involved

Next year, Legasee will run a similar style ‘adrenaline’ event

If you think you’ll have the stomach to take part, please email your interest at

Alternatively, keep an eye on our website.

Thank you.