For Woodmen Tower rappelers, it's all downhill from here

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Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2013 12:00 am

50 people participated in the 2013 Over the Edge event sponsored by Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society at its Farnam Street headquarters, officials said. The cost for the 400-foot rappel from the roof of the Woodmen Tower to the fifth-floor landing zone was $1,000 per participant or $2,500 for teams of three. To get comfortable with the equipment, participants received training from pros and rappelled from a lesser height before their big rappel down the 30-story high-rise. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boy Scouts of America.

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