On March 17th 2018, for the first time, we will be opening the pod doors while we’re at the top of the tower and allowing thrill-seeking members of the public to abseil back down again.
iDrop will be operated by Belay Rope Access and is open to the first 30 people to sign up who can raise a minimum £1,000* each in sponsorship for children’s charity Rockinghorse. Two levels of challenge will be available – manual and mechanical descent (the former being considered more difficult).
“The sheer exposure of British Airways i360 is what makes it special because unlike other abseil venues you are descending in open space rather than against a wall. And the position on the seafront makes it unique. I would challenge anyone not to feel a few nerves when faced with a 450ft drop, so even for experienced people this will present a fearsome challenge.”
Belay Rope Access director Iain Tindall.
Rockinghorse is the fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton. It also supports the Trevor Mann Baby Unit at the Royal Sussex County Hospital and the Special Care Baby Unit at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.
The abseil will be tested on January 13th and 14th, while British Airways i360 is closed for annual maintenance.
For full information about the abseil and to register, please email:
*There is also a £75 non-returnable registration fee per participant.