20, September, 2017 By Gecko Posted in Part L Base team reaches new heights with charity abseil Two members of the Base team took the ultimate plunge recently which saw them abseil down one of the city’s most iconic buildings. Managing director, Pete Kinsella and sustainability consultant, Nick Gardner, proved they were the ultimate officer thrill-seekers after descending 150 feet in the air above the main entrance of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral. Pete and Nick were amongst hundreds who took part in the annual abseil down the Grade 1 listed building, which was in aid of a whole host of Merseyside and international charities. Teaming up with the Rotary Club of Crosby, the daring duo raised over £3,000 which will be donated to Shelter Box. Shelter Box provides emergency shelter and tools for families who have been made homeless by natural disaster and conflict. Speaking about his decision to take the plunge, managing director, Pete Kinsella, said: as a company we are proud of our Liverpool roots and know we have one of the most impressive skylines in the world- I just never expected to be abseiling down it! It was a fantastic, albeit terrifying experience and I’m glad we could do our bit to support such a worthy cause, but next time- I’ll be passing the rope to someone else in the team Fascinating facts about the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral The first building work on the cathedral stared in 1904 and it took 74 years to compete. The cathedral is 189m in length making it the longest cathedral in the world. With a height of 331 feet, it is also one of the world’s tallest non-spired church buildings and the third tallest structure in the city of Liverpool The cathedral is mainly built from local sandstone from the South Liverpool suburb of Woolton. The cathedral’s Grand Organ is made up of 10,267 pipes, making it the biggest in the UK and one of the largest in the world. The cathedral’s Bartlett Bells are the heaviest and highest in the world. They weigh 31.5 tonnes and hang 219 feet above the ground in the cathedral tower. Its largest bell, Great George, is even bigger than Big Ben.