Abseiling is a form of roping yourself down from a mountain top or a canyon rim. Abseiling is fun to do and helpful from hunting to hiking. Unfortunately the down side to this exhilarating sport is that it causes 25% (1 of 4) climbing deaths. Mostly from not securing an anchor, or not putting your harness on properly when going down canyons mountains and steep embankments. So for budding abseilers remember safety tips and bear in mind that these tips can save your life.