Definitions for "Rappel"
(r-pel): French word meaning "to recall," which is in the English-speaking ballpark if you think, "to go back down." Officially: To descend as from a cliff or frozen waterfall by sliding down a climbing rope that passes either across the body or through a friction devicefor safety.
method of controlled frictional descent down a rope
To descend a mountain using a rope secured to the body.
Technique of avoiding undesirable trail companions. {see voyageur
Keywords:  soldiers, drum, beat, arms, call
The beat of the drum to call soldiers to arms.