by Rachel

398__320x240_groupphotoOn the 20th Feb, 10 fearless members of the MFDS abseiled over the cliffs at Maughold to raise money for the Society’s 60th Anniversary celebrations in 2011.

The day started after snow fell during the morning.  The roads were slightly slippery in places, but everyone made it in good time and were welcomed by a nice cup of  tea on arrival.

Everyone who took part successfully abseiled after an hours worth of training, at the Venture Centre in Maughold, before  travelling in convoy with cars behind a minibus to Maughold Head, and a short walk across a field to the cliffs.

We all waited anxiously while it was our turn to abseil down to the stoney beach below one by one. Once we reached the bottom we had cheers from supporters at the top who were busy filming and taking pictures. We then had to climb up the steep slope back to the top where we were greeted with a nice hot cup of tea.

The event was a complete success.

Here are some photos to keep you amused, while we route through the masses of photos taken and get them all on our website for you to browse at your leisure!

Well done to all who took up the challenge, you are all fantastic!!


  1. John on 02.24.2010

    What a fun day
    Well done everyone!

  2. Rachel on 02.24.2010

    Excellent day! Roll on the next challenge?!

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