New ECO climbing forest sets standards in terms of durability and AMSTERDAM of experience of nature, Netherlands. With the completion of the Simia climbing forest, Wekerom, the Dutch specialist of Skywalker adventure builders has emphasized strongly its role as one of the most innovative manufacturers of climbing parks in Europe. One of our was main effort to give people with disabilities, who find themselves excluded at the moment unfortunately in many cases still by the possibility to actively take part in climbing activities, this possibility in the future ‘, says Frank Bookelmann, the initiator of the forest rope park project in Wekerom. ‘ In this respect, we have deliberately engaged Skywalker with the construction. The company is its contemporaries in terms of reliability, durability and natural friendliness of its products far ahead. And Skywalker have already show their readiness during the first preliminary talks, to enter fully into the project as a partner.’ Ewout van Voorst, the C.o.o.
of Skywalker B.V..,. explains: ‘ Simia is just like our company a company for the social aspects play an important role, which socially committed in this context and which will also appeal to people with physical disabilities or learning difficulties. Both our corporate social responsibility very seriously.’ Willeke Lagerweij, co-owner of Simia, added: ‘Skywalker is to our knowledge the only manufacturer of climbing park, invested a lot of time and resources in innovative product development,’ adds Willeke Lagerweij, the co-owner of Simia. ‘ Tags such as durability and natural compatibility are pure lip service or commercial gimmicks for many companies. Skywalker however translates both into practice. Still, we have examined critically the designs presented by Skywalker from two points of view. Tree experts say guarantees developed by Skywalker and anchoring technology for climbing courses used permanent tree health.’ ‘ Our concepts meet the highest European safety standards’, van Voorst continues. ‘ The Simia project is now the fourth of our climbing forest projects, which was equipped with the Edelrid smart belay climbing safety system, to the visitors to allow 100% climbing safety without limiting the fun-factor.’ Simia is the newest natural climbing facility in the Netherlands and will be opened this years in phases since mid-April.