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Most people abseil from rock faces in the process of climbing, for instance.
Those drills included special forces abseiling down the front of a downtown skyscraper to deal with a hostage situation, heavily armed forces driving in to intercept a bus hijack, a car chase to apprehend an attacker.
Some anxious tower block residents have seen contractors abseiling from the tops of their buildings to collect samples of cladding to be sent for analysis.
Over 1,000 feet high, the design features multiple jumping platforms, interior rock climbing walls and abseiling points, with a concert venue, residential towers and retail space attached.
The most versatile kind, though, is ampullate, or dragline, silk, which spiders use for abseiling and for framing their webs.
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