Headway’s Dare to Descend Challenge 2024

Embark on the Dare to Descend Challenge in support of Headway Jersey!

Are you ready to unleash your adventurous spirit and take on the exhilarating abseil down Mont Orgueil Castle?

Registration is now officially OPEN for our bi-annual abseil challenge! Join us for an experience of a lifetime on Sunday 31st March 2024, under the expert guidance of Jersey Adventures.

Ahead of the castle abseil, you will need to attend a mandatory training session at St.Catherine’s Breakwater on Saturday 30th March 2024.

You can choose from 3 available time slots for the main abseil, each time slot has a corresponding training session scheduled for the day before. Please note that the time of the training session is specifically assigned to each time slot and is non-adjustable.

Castle abseil time slots (31/03)     

10am – 11am  

11am – 12pm   

12pm – 1pm  

Corresponding training session (30/03)

9am – 11am

11am – 1pm

2pm – 4pm

Spaces are limited to 30 participants, with an age limit of 18 years and above.

£35 Participation fee + minimum fundraising commitment of £100 per person.

Secure your place today by registering here.

Please see below for further details.


Previous experience

No prior abseiling experience is necessary to participate in this challenge.

Please note that abseiling requires a modest level of fitness and flexibility, as you will have to navigate railings, climb steep inclines and conquer 200 steps within the castle.


Mandatory training session

Ahead of your castle abseil, you will be required to undertake a 2 hour training session on Saturday 30th March 2024 at St. Catherine’s Breakwater to familiarise yourself with the equipment, this will include a cliff-face abseil. This training session is mandatory for all participants, even if you have abseiled before.

Please note that if you do not attend the training session, you will not be permitted to participate in the castle abseil on Sunday 31st March 2024.


Fundraising commitment

As spaces are limited and due to the costs associated with running this event, we ask that each participant commits to a minimum fundraising target of £100. This will greatly contribute to Headway Jersey being able to continue to provide free support, information and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers.

All fundraising must be submitted by Monday 25th March 2024. In the event of a shortfall, the participant is responsible for covering the difference.

Upon registration, you will receive a personalised RaceNation online fundraising page link for easy sharing. For those preferring a paper sponsorship form, please email fundraising@headway.org.je.


What to bring

Jersey Adventures will supply all the necessary specialised equipment. You will need to wear suitable clothing and shoes and be appropriately dressed for the weather conditions. It is advisable to wear long trousers and a long sleeved top to protect your legs and arms.

Closed toe shoes/trainers are essential.



Please be aware that spectators are only allowed into Mont Orgueil Castle by presenting a Jersey Heritage membership card or by paying the standard entry fee.


The above dates and times are subject to change depending on the number of participants, weather conditions and any other unforeseen circumstances. For full terms and conditions please visit: https://race-nation.co.uk/register/headway-jersey-ltd/dare-to-descend-challenge-2024

For any other questions please email fundraising@headway.org.je or call 01534 505937.