Abseil Events for all occasions.

A professional, friendly and bespoke service.


Charity Abseils

Charities are constantly looking for innovative ways to raise money – and many charities are now seeing the benefit and appeal of exciting activities that can be inclusive for most participants. A Charity Abseil is the perfect solution. The event can be run over 1, 2 or even 3 days, dependent upon the number of participants. When you tell us where the abseil is (for example the head office of the charity?), then we will come in and organise the initial site visit, risk assessments, insurance, photos, and all equipment. On the date of the event itself, we will be running the abseil ourselves, and on a bigger event we may employ additional carefully selected, not just suitably qualified, but always highly qualified staff, to fit harnesses and helmets, or work in the periphery.

Private Abseil Events

More and more organisations, groups and companies are looking for the ‘next big thing’ – and an Abseil Event is just perfect. Not only is it a clever solution to raising money, but it is also fun, a perfect event for an anniversary, building launch, product launch, or just an opportunity to raise a profile in the media and more importantly – Social Media.


Gold Standard

Our mission statement is to deliver a ‘Gold Standard’ carefully crafted abseil event, but also, and maybe more importantly, to deliver the highest level of client care – from the point of planning the event to the actual abseil experience itself, for each participant.
Our starting point is our exceptional staff team – Mark, David and Max. Together we make a unique team based both in Sheffield and Hereford, so can cover the whole of the UK.. Our skills sets complement each other, enabling us to confidently be ambitious with our mission statement.



Getting started

Have an abseil event idea and then contact us, so we can help you with the plans. If you know where you would like the event to take place, then terrific, but if not, still don’t hesitate to contact us. We would love to help you work out your details, and make your idea happen.


Get in Touch

We can give advice, as well as send you our current pack of information.

Email.  info@eventabseil.co.uk


A visit to the site is usually required to write the risk assessments and work out the method of running the abseil event. This would be charged separately, usually at about £200 to £300 dependent upon the location of the site and the complexity of the site.

The cost of your event will depend on several factors, including:
the number of participants,
the number of abseil lines used,
the number of days of the event,
how long it takes to rig the abseil (the day before, or the morning of the event),
how many instructors and staff are needed.

An example costing could be from £1950 for:
60 participants, 1 abseil line, 1 day, abseil rigged the day before,
2 instructors needed.


Event Abseil is a Gold Standard Abseil Activity Company which is the result of a long standing working relationship between Mark Hendry, David Hormigo and Max Hunter. The idea was to create a company that would operate at the highest standard, the Gold Standard, facilitated by the qualifications that Mark, David and Max hold, alongside their joint experience in the industry. There are other companies who are able to provide Abseil Events, and these events are managed by staff who hold a particular award (often the MIA), which enables them to oversee the operation and the staff team. Each of Mark, David and Max individually hold the award above this level (the MIC, explained in Qualifications), as well as holding the industrial rope access award (IRATA Level 1), which makes them a uniquely qualified staff team. This gives Event Abseil the unique selling point of being able to deliver a standard of event, with associated planning, preparation, safety, and customer care, currently unrivalled in the industry.

Between Mark, David and Max there is 70 years of teaching abseiling, climbing and mountaineering experience. Before Event Abseil, and even now, we are technical advisors to other organisations, and assess or mentor other individual Mountaineering Instructors.

Our mission statement is to deliver a ‘Gold Standard’ carefully crafted abseil event, but also, and maybe more importantly, to deliver the highest level of client care – from the point of planning the event to the actual abseil experience itself, for each participant.

Mark Hendry - Hereford based

MIC, IRATA Level 1

Mark has been a Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor, Guide and Advisor for almost 30 years. In that time he has travelled and worked in many different areas around the world and used his knowledge and experience in a multitude of different ways. From guiding and encouraging clients to summit high altitude mountains, advising and enabling film and television companies to operate confidently in steep terrain, overseeing and taking responsibility for large multinational seismic surveying crews in complex areas in the Middle east. He is the Technical Advisor for one of the worlds leading urban aerial adventure providers as well as being a representative of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI). He is happiest climbing ice in quiet hills with old friends or watching wildlife closer to home.

David Hormigo - Sheffield based


As a holder of the UK’s highest mountaineering qualifications, David has led groups and individuals in some of the most challenging environments, UK wide and abroad. David works as an instructor, coach and technical advisor, realising the ambitious projects of a range of clients. David thrives on working hard to meet the demanding technical requirements of specialist rigging to support teams of abseilers on the countries largest structures, bringing specialist equipment knowledge and a wealth of solution finding experience. Whether it is a landmark project for film and media or safely supporting a first time abseiler with a fear of heights, David focuses on individually supporting clients to achieve their ambition.

David supports the work of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) as a committee member. His down time is often spent cycling.

Max Hunter


Max has been a school Teacher for 14 years and a mountaineering, climbing/abseil Instructor, Guide & Coach since 1998. He has worked as a Teacher in both England and Wales, and as an Instructor in England, Wales and Scotland. His work around the world has been as varied as guiding school children across Greenland, jungle and mountains in Peru, to guiding adults up high altitude mountains in Argentina and up winter climbs in Scotland. Max is a member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors, and the Mountain Training Association.
Max spends most of his free time climbing up, rather than abseiling down, be it cliffs at home in Scotland or mountains around the world.



Contact Us

Contact us to chat about your Abseil Event idea, or how to make the event work. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you might have, or to ask for a quote, or to ask how it all works, from the first stage to the day of the Abseil.

Email.  info@eventabseil.co.uk

Mark Hendry, Herefordshire – 07974 825853

David Hormigo, Sheffield – 07736 978906