Awarded Finnish innovation called ClimbStation is designed and manufactured by Joyride Games Oy (Ltd) in Finland. Joyride Games Ltd. was founded in 2004 by Kaarle Vanamo.
Joyride Games Ltd. founder Kaarle Vanamo has been always interested in healthy lifestyle, sports and leisure. During traveling and research of life Kaarle Vanamo realized that no climbing equipment was available that would fully meet the quality and vision so that the climbing wall would be suitable for sports centers, mobile to allow its use in short-term events and work also in outdoors.
Kaarle Vanamo founded a company in 2004 and started developing the mobile climbing simulator that would meet his vision about the "perfect climbing wall". After several years from start in collaboration with other experts the product was delivered to first customer in 2007. Climbing wall was named and branded as a ClimbStation™.
The concept has been supported by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation Tekes. After only one year the first prototype was born and it gained immediate worldwide attention when it was presented on Australian Television in 2005. The same prototype was soon presented on the Discovery Science channel and in the Beyond Tomorrow series and other TV shows.
Together with several designers, engineers and development offices and spending time and funds in solving the challenges of making durable, easy to use, safe and reliable indoor climbing simulator. It took over four years before ClimbStation was finally introduced in Helsinki Convention Center in September 2008, receiving excellent feedback from the public and press representatives.
– KAARLE VANAMO, INVENTOR AND CEO
In December 2008 ClimbStation won a prestigious ISPO FINALIST award in Brand-New-Brand competition. As an ISPO finalist ClimbStation was first time presented internationally at ISPO-WINTER 09 exhibition held in Münich Germany on February 2009. As being chosen as one of the Hottest New Brands in 2009. During years 2009 and 2010 we did further develop the manufacturing process and presented the latest product at Outdoor Expo, Friedrichshafen, Germany on July 2010. Year 2013 ClimbStation was nominated by FIBO Innovation awards.
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ClimbStation units have been sold to over 12 countries. If there is no ClimbStation near you yet, you can order one here.