Abseil the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

Urban thrill-seekers will be able to abseil down London’s ArcelorMittal Orbit – the tallest sculpture in the UK – from this Saturday, 27th August.

Wire & Sky, the urban aerial adventure company that also offers the O2 Arena climb and the Wembley Stadium zip line, is now giving groups the chance to abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

Participants will be able to take in views of up to 20 miles across London and beyond as they step outside the tower’s viewing platform before embarking on an 80 metre descent down the structure, guided by Wire & Sky instructors.

After abseiling down, for an extra cost group members can relive their adventure with GoPro footage from special helmet cameras.

ArcelorMittal Orbit

The ArcelorMittal Orbit is a 114 metre tall tower, which can be found in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

The structure was designed by sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond to act as a commemoration to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

As well as abseiling down the structure, groups can also descend ArcelorMittal Orbit by slide if they’d prefer. A 40-second trip through what is said to be the world’s longest tunnel slide at 178 metre sees riders circle the structure 12 times before ending on a 50 metre straight run back down to earth.

A panoramic view of London can also be enjoyed simply from the 80 metre high viewing platform. From there you can spot iconic buildings including the Shard, the Gherkin, Big Ben, and the O2 Arena. There are also interactive screens telling the story of the ArcelorMittal Orbit and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as well as information about London’s cityscape. 

For more information call 020-3198-0407, e-mail arcelormittalorbit@wireandsky.co.uk or visit www.wireandsky.co.uk.