It’s one thing completing a nerve-wracking abseil for charity with a group of colleagues – it’s another taking on the challenge alone! That’s what fearless ESP team member George Kinnear did last October when he completed a solo Forth Rail Bridge Abseil, after a last-minute change in circumstances meant the rest of the GLA/EDI team were unable to take part. That’s what we call true ESP spirit!
What’s the Forth Rail Bridge Abseil?
The iconic Forth Rail Bridge is 165ft tall and crosses the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Scotland’s best-loved man-made landmarks. Its distinctive red steel design is usually associated with travel rather than adrenaline, but for a few days each year it becomes the site of a thrilling abseil! The abseil has been voted by The Scotsman as one of the top 10 most exhilarating outdoor things to do in Scotland.
The Forth Rail Bridge Abseil involves strapping up, leaning back and descending 165ft to the sandy beach at the bottom of the bridge. It’s definitely not an activity for the faint-hearted!
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
George completed this awesome abseil for an amazing cause – Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland. The charity provides care, advice and support to people affected by coronary heart disease, stroke or chest illnesses, as well as funding medical research into prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and social impact, and aiming to influence public policy.
George’s incredible achievement
By showing true ESP spirit and taking on the abseil on his own, George raised a whopping £795 for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland. We hope this money will go some way towards supporting the wonderful work that the charity does. A huge well done to George and a big thank you to the GLA/EDI team for finding and arranging such an excellent charity activity!
If you would like to find out more about our regular charity work, contact us at ESP today.