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Abseiling - Kincumber

Taking on our brand new abseiling wall at Kincumber is every bit as challenging as our Tea Gardens site. The location is new, but the challenge is familiar - you still need to overcome that natural fear of taking one small backward step over a very tall wall, to take an even bigger step forward in your personal development - by facing and overcoming your fears. 

Abseiling at Kincumber is one of the great adventures that thousands of students enjoy every year at The Great Aussie Bush Camp. Abseiling not only builds personal confidence, but trust and team work as well. The key part of the descent actually takes place before you begin, when students are given careful instruction and fully kitted out with a helmet, harness and gloves. Only then, and after a final double-checking of ropes, knots and gear, and with encouragement from our team, is it time to take the plunge. Once you've take that first step, our team members and your fellow students are there to encourage you all the way to the bottom. 

Some fast facts:
- Abseiling is also known as ‘rapelling’
- It was invented in 1879 by a French mountaineer and guide called Jean Esteril Charlet
- Thanks to high-tech advancements and safety requirements, it’s a lot safer than it was in 1879
- You can do it yourself at the Great Aussie Bush Camp 

And just because it’s safer than it was in 1879, doesn’t mean it isn’t radical! 

 

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