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Conquer Cautley Spout

Are you daring enough to abseil down the UK's largest above-ground waterfall to support Martin House?

Conquer Cautley

Saturday 13 July 2024 - Saturday 13 July 2024
7:00 am

You will be abseiling Cautley Spout, Sedbergh in different pitches – totalling 650 ft – with the biggest single pitch being over 100ft! This challenge will take a whole day, starting at Martin House (all transport included) with a 40-minute steep walk to begin with and a 5-6 hour descent down the waterfall.   

Make sure you sign up as soon as possible, because this event is EXCLUSIVELY for Martin House, with only 10 places available.

Registration cost: £100
Minimum sponsorship target: £500

We’ll help you with your fundraising!

Your £500 could help us fund one of our parent support groups, giving mums and dads the chance to talk to others and know they are not alone. The Events team are here to help you with your fundraising in any way they can. We can help you set up your fundraising page and provide all sorts of content for your social channels, so that you can let everybody knowYou’re doing the Conquer Cautley challenge!


Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear?
We would recommend dressing in weather appropriate clothing and to bring swimwear, a towel and trainers to wear in the water for the duration of the adventure (not walking boots).  

How much time does the event take?
The event will take up a whole day. We meet up at Martin House early in the morning and drive with a minibus to Cautley Spout in the Yorkshire Dales. Depending on traffic we expect to be back at the hospice around 20:30. 

Does my age or health restrict me from taking part?
Minimum age 18+ years. You will need a good level of fitness and a good head for heights, because this activity requires personal ropework under supervision and with safety lines controlled by YAC’s expert guides.

Please take advice from a medical professional before the abseil if you: 

  • are aged 50 or above 
  • have high blood pressure 
  • have a heart condition 
  • suffer from dizziness or epilepsy 
  • are pregnant 
  • have asthma 
  • take prescribed medication 
  • have damage to your neck, back, spine, legs or eyes 

Can my child/young person take part?
Unfortunately this is an adults only event.

Are there any other restrictions to taking part? 

  • For safety reasons, there is a minimum height requirement of 140cm and maximum weight limit of 18 stone per participant.  
  • Harness manufacturing restrictions: waist/hip size max 44 inches (111cm) and thighs max 276 inches (68 cm).  
  • Wetsuit manufacturing restrictions: female max size 18, man max size XXL. 

Terms & Conditions

Please note that booking fees are non-refundable.

Attendee declaration: I accept all the conditions of the entry and acknowledge that the organisers shall not be liable for death, personal injury or loss or damage as a consequence of my participation in this event.
For full T&C’s, click the link.

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