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Last December, Don Taylor, Swire Properties' Director, Office, bravely abseiled his way down all 68 floors of One Island East, as part of the HK Vertical 1000 challenge. It is the first time that an event of this type has taken place in Hong Kong and funds raised will go to Outward Bound Hong Kong, to be used to run adventure training programmes for the city's disadvantaged youth. Taikoo Place and EAST, Hong Kong were both official partners in the challenge, which offered 34 abseilers a rare opportunity to descend one of the city's most iconic commercial buildings, and – at 298 metres – its seventh tallest. Don, a sports enthusiast who keeps fit by trail-running in Hong Kong, was keen to sign up for this unique and exhilarating challenge right on his own office doorstep. "It was an extreme adrenaline rush for a great cause which helps young people develop their full potential through sport," he says.

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