Metro Vancouver reporter Kristen Thompson and Breakfast Television host Dawn Chubai teamed up Tuesday for a death-defying tandem rappel 20 storeys down the outside of the AXA Place building in downtown Vancouver.


The duo – dressed as Superwoman and Batgirl respectively – were participating in the annual Drop Zone challenge, which has raised nearly $975,000 for B.C. children with disabilities since 2005.


The descent was broadcast live on BT (Citytv), and it will be re-aired on Wednesday between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m.


All photos by Jeff Hodson for Metro Vancouver.



Dawn Chubai, right, host of Breakfast Television, interviews Metro reporter Kristen Thompson minutes before climbing over the edge of a 20-storey building for a tandem rappel as part of a fundraiser for the Easter Seals.

Kristen rappels the last few metres of her 20-storey descent.

Global TV’s Wesla Wong rappels down the face of the 20-storey AXA Place.

Surrey-Panorama MLA Stephanie Cadieux is lifted over the edge of a 19th-floor balcony overlooking Coal Harbour.

Kristen celebrates after rappelling the full 20 storeys. Nicely done.