Abseiling for Daring to Dream – are you up for that?
Where: Newport Transporter Bridge Abseil
When: Sunday 27th March 2022
Location: Newport Transporter Bridge, Brunel Street, Newport, NP20 2JY
Meeting location: https://goo.gl/maps/PiBLHiFLf6M7PsJC6
Registration fee: £25 (via Daring to Dream)
Minimum age: 14
Minimum sponsorship: no minimum sponsorship!
Interested: contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Take on the challenge of abseiling from Newport’s most iconic landmark, the Transporter Bridge. A fantastic opportunity to see the sites of Newport from a great height. This abseil is a jaw-dropping 60M!
Are you brave enough to take on this challenge? If so, then we would love you to join Team Daring to Dream.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current situation regarding Covid-19 and changing Government advice/restrictions, there will be some additional measures in place to ensure the safety of all our participants, staff, volunteers, and instructors. The most up-to-date guidance will be communicated closer to the day, however, taking into consideration the current restrictions in Wales we will be putting in place the following measures:
- We will be asking all participants to arrive promptly at their allocated time slot and adhere to all safety measures in place.
- Instructors managing the ropes will be sanitising between abseilers and wearing masks and/or visors.
- Instructors on the ground will be wearing face masks and socially distancing where safe and possible.
- One pair of gloves per participant.
- Sanitising mandatory before and after all participants.
- Abseil times start from 9.am onwards (times will be allocated by us)
- Abseil to take place on the Pill (West) side of the bridge. Climb 278 steps before abseiling ‘free-fall’ from the boom (platform) to the carpark below.
- The entry fee is £25.00 to cover costs (non-refundable)
This event is one of the most epic abseils around! 60 metres free hanging from the iconic Newport Transporter Bridge, you’re guaranteed to leave thrilled, exhilarated, and most likely glad to be back on terra firma! The JT Expeditions team have been running this event for 6 years now and are there to look after you, make sure you have a great day and most importantly guide you every single step and movement of the day.
- JT Expeditions Instructors and event manager (Rock Climbing Instructor and Remote First Aid qualified minimum)
- Hot drinks and water
- Selection of snacks available
- Event gazebos, tables, and registration equipment
- Safety, first aid and emergency equipment
- Risk Assessment and Emergency Procedures
- JT Expeditions hold Public Liability (£5,000,000, Professional Indemnity (£100,000) and Employers Liability (£10,000,000) Insurance
INSTRUCTORS, SAFETY & EVENT LOGISTICS
All instructors as a minimum hold a Rock-Climbing Instructor Award, Remote First Aid qualification and have extensive experience of running events from this bridge. We produce detailed and high-quality risk assessment and emergency plan procedures for all of our events, expeditions and activities. Copies of these will be available upon request for this event.
Upon arrival participants will be welcomed and registered for the event, they will then be passed to the JT Expeditions team for briefings, PPE fitting before heading up to the bridge platform ready to abseil! Upon finishing hot drinks are available before departing.
There are 8 spaces per hour slot meaning JT Expeditions can cater for between 65-80 abseilers per day depending on the time of year due to daylight hours.
PREVIOUS ABSEIL EVENT TESTIMONIALS:
“Huge thank you for putting up with my tears at the transporter bridge today! You managed to get me to abseil even though I’m terrified of heights and helped create a fantastic calming atmosphere. Thank you so much :)”
ZOE, TRANSPORTER BRIDGE ABSEIL PARTICIPANT
As always a great job by ‘TEAM JT’ Jake. Smashed it!
KRIS, ST DAVIDS HOSPICE CARE, TRANSPORTER BRIDGE
Thanks so much for today, it was a pleasure and a great event! We’ve got lots of very happy participants!
TOM, TENOVUS CANCER CARE, TRANSPORTER BRIDGE
I wanted to thank you for making the event on Saturday so enjoyable. It’ll be an experience that the Vibrocise team and I will never forget. Everyone was so friendly, welcoming and accommodating. The training guys, well… . I’d ‘love’ for you to extend my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Nick in particular as the poor young man got stuck with me and i really was a damn challenge because i was beyond petrified. He amazingly and miraculously got me over that edge…i’m still re-living it!. What a super Bucket-list tick off for my dear mother in Spirit and me.
BRISTOL CASTLEMEAD BUILDING ABSEIL PARTICIPANT
We used JT Expeditions for a charity Abseil at Cardiff City Stadium last month. Jake and the team were fantastic from start to finish and we would highly recommend them. Jake and Joe were professional and really engaging throughout the day working with different abilities. Their calm and encouraging manner helped get the best out of the people taking part, and their knowledge helped to make all our participants and the charity feel at ease both organising the event and on the day. Our supporters and Cancer Research Wales thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and we are looking forward to our next challenge with Jake and the team in July – The National Three Peaks! Thank you, Jake and Joe, for everything.
CANCER RESEARCH WALES, CARDIFF CITY STADIUM ABSEIL
Wow what an incredible day we’ve had!! So scary but SO AMAZING as well!!!! Just wanted to thank you all and to everyone involved for amazing organisation it was so great and we felt safe the whole time! The instructors were Absolutely Amazing!!