2008 Anthony Nolan Trust Zipslide

The Borders Barmy Army team taking part in the Anthony Nolan Trust Zipslide at Penielheugh monument, summer 2008

1,000ft Zip Slide off Penielheugh monument, Jedburgh in aid of Anthony Nolan Trust.


In the summer of 2008, 20 members of the BBA took part in the adrenaline filled challenge of a 1000ft zip slide off the breathtaking, 150ft high, Penielheugh Monument near Jedburgh.

The day started sunny but the weather quickly changed and become very windy, and we all felt like kites as we zoomed 1,000 yards down the hill in our, soon to become trademark, kilts!

Captain Steve Flies down a 1,000 ft Zip Slide off Penielheugh monument.

We were asked on the day to take part in a couple of publicity photos and our very own Captain Steve Mellor obliged by jumping off the tower backwards, this photo is still used today by the Anthony Nolan Trust to promote up and coming Zip Slides!

This was one of the first BBA outings and we all made a considerable effort to raise as much money as possible for what was a once in a lifetime experience.  We were absolutely delighted to raise over £2,500 for the Anthony Nolan Trust.

We have some great video footage of the zip slides and we will upload them here as soon as possible.

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