'Daring' Doris Long's 99th birthday abseil record bid
- 18 May 2013
- From the section Hampshire & Isle of Wight
A great-great-grandmother has abseiled down a Hampshire building to celebrate her 99th birthday.
Doris Long, of Hayling Island, currently holds the world record for the oldest person to abseil.
She descended Portsmouth University's 110ft (35m) Mercantile House in a bid to break her own record and raise money for Rowans Hospice.
Mrs Long, who completed her first abseil aged 85, has carried out a total of eight descents for the charity.
After her descent Mrs Long, who is also known as "Daring Doris", said she was looking forward to her birthday party on Sunday.