My wife and I did this with our 16 and 12 year old boys. A real highlight of the holiday. It all seemed very safe with an extra safety line as well as the line that you control. I would say that if you are not going to be feeding the rope through at a quick rate it is going to be tiring on your arms. My wife and 16 year old were quite quick and had a great time. I was a bit slower with my 12 year old and found it harder work. Was it worth it - yes. Was the view amazing - yes. Obviously you should always look at these things to assess the safety for yourself. I was happy though and really pleased we did it. The rather long walk back to the top after the abseil did not bother us. it was a good opportunity for just us as a family to relive the experience.
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