Climbing Experiences For All – And Really For All
Groundbreaking approach offers the possibility to take part in outdoor climbing activities disabled. So far, people with physical or mental disabilities are open unfortunately only very few opportunities, actively to participate in, because almost all the existing facilities for this group restrict access or sometimes even exclude activities associated with outdoor climbing. But this will change now. The Simia ECO climbing park in the Dutch Wekerom will serve as a test project on the grounds of the’S Heeren Loo’-day facility is planned for the mentally handicapped and thus represents an ideal location for the project. The construction to start in the first quarter of 2013 “we have earlier this year in the wake of a German-Dutch project and in close cooperation with experts for disabled sports the order for the design and construction of a climbing park will receive, of persons with disabilities gives the opportunity to also participate in climbing activities”, explains Ewout van Voorst, founder and Managing Director of the Skywalker adventure construction. “The project plans the realization of a unique and pioneering climbing plant which is practically for everyone, including people with intellectual disability, impaired vision or hearing, chronic diseases, wheelchair bound and otherwise limited movement ability.” “Our aim is to help to improve social relations between disabled and non-disabled people,” Van Voorst continues. “Freizeitaktivtaten represent a good starting point.
An ideal basis for promoting a better mutual understanding and mutual respect is in an exciting environment to meet, share experiences and Exchange.” Frank Bookelmann, one of the experts involved in the project, added: “the climbing park is principally designed for people with disabilities. Here, two different target groups are indistinguishable. A group includes persons who are able to independently release move. “The other group while wheelchair bound, but nevertheless can by using a special climbing wheelchair” and the corresponding climbing courses deal with the associated equipment. ” A further major actor in the project is the Dutch Foundation ‘ particular eel de boom in’.
The Organization has set the aim actively to promote the social integration of people with disabilities through a variety of initiatives and in this context also to give the opportunity to people with disabilities, to be able to experience the forest and nature in a slightly different way. Skywalker adventure Builder: Skywalker developed sophisticated concepts in the field of free air playgrounds/adventure parks. The company designs and builds ECO forest climbing, rope parks, climbing towers, theme parks and forest – and nature play areas. The experience of the company, the innovative design as well as the quality, safety and durability of the products make Skywalker into one of the leading manufacturers in Europe. de