I’ve been spending the past few weeks finding willing abseilers – my search has taken me to the sunny banks of the Clyde and beyond, and it’s great to find that so many people remember the abseils from last year. Lots of them are up for it too and I can’t wait for the 1st of May!
But I seem to keep being told “Oh, not me. I’m not the kind of person who would do that!” So I started thinking about all of the people who’ve abseiled the Titan in the last year and all of their different stories – 16th birthday celebrations, abseiling was on the list of things to do before reaching the big 40/50/60, Â a grandparent who worked on the Titan – and I realised there really isn’t an average abseiler among them. Here’s a little snapshot of some of the Titan conquerers.
justlightsHenry Wilson, 23, got persuaded by the neon lights of October’s night rave abseil. Having abseiled before but never from such a height and definitely never in costume, Henry even surprised himself by raising over Â£230 with his efforts. “The Titan Abseil was amazing. Between the adrenalin rush and the views of Glasgow I hit the ground and wished I could head straight up for another go!”
Patricia MacKay decided to abseil the Titan pretty much on the spot, as she works in Clydebank College and takes part in charity challenges every couple of years. “If it’s for a good cause and you’re able to do it, why not?”
And last year’s Titan success story, Ross Ward, wanted to give something back to the charity that had supported him. With an indomitable will, Ross managed to raise over Â£1,500 with his abseil, and is coming back for more this May! “I thought at the time – IÂ conquered Titan. I did all this for Enable Scotland which I think are a brilliant organisation. They have done so much for me. They helped me get a job and changed my life for the better.”
Find out more about abseiling by calling 0141 225 1642, or sign up via the website.