A charity is looking for fundraisers to follow in the footsteps of TV adventurer Bear Grylls by zip sliding across the River Tyne.
Last summer, Bear zipped across the river with the Olympic Torch as part of the Newcastle / Gateshead Olympic Torch Relay celebrations.
National disability charity Action For Kids is calling on other budding daredevils to rise to the challenge, celebrtating its 21st birthday by inviting thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies to do a charity zip slide and raise vital funds for disabled children, young people and their families.
The zip slide from the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts, on June 29 and 30, starts 40 metres up from the centre's roof and travels 280 metres diagonally across the river before finishing on the Newcastle quayside.
The zip wire is complete
Successful test run on zip wire using concrete blocks
First human test run arriving safely at the end
Preparations are underway on Tyneside where thousands are expected to turn out to see the torch tomorrow.
This morning engineers have been constructing the zip wire which will carry the adventurer and TV personality Bear Grylls, and the Olympic torch, from the top of the Tyne Bridge to the Gateshead Quayside.
Ian Weeks of Zip Slides UK speaks to ITV Tyne Tees