Let's Get Down to Business - Mt. EverClimb
Last Updated on Oct 30, 2014 at 11:54am | Technology
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Darren Kamp, inventor of the Mt. EverClimb continuous rope climbing machine, has announced an ownership and fabrication partnership with John W. Yoder, owner of Walter N. Yoder & Sons. The company has assisted Kamp over the last two years in taking the machine from a prototype to a production machine.
Kamp and his brother, Kelby, got the idea for the machine when their former high school, Northern, removed the climbing rope because of liabilities. The brothers didn't want to see rope climbing eliminated, so they decided to create a safe way to climb the rope.
The machine features a heavy-duty welded tubular steel frame, a pulley wheel, and a looped rope that creates a continuous climbing action. A front-mounted switch box allows the user to control speed, power, and direction of the rope.
The machine also has numerous safety and adjustable features that allow individuals to exercise at their own pace, accommodating users at any workout level. It offers a controlled environment within a limited amount of space for a safe climbing experience. The machine can be used for conditioning for the upper body, arms and shoulders, hands, lower back, legs, and knees.
To date, the exercise equipment has been delivered to the Pittsburgh Steelers; Tennessee University; World Gym, Lexington Park; Red Bull, Santa Monica, California; Northern Garrett High School; Legends Sports Complex, Woodlands, Texas; EB Fitness, Cleveland, Ohio; Butte High School, Butte, Montana; Reno Fire Department, Reno, Nevada; and Navy Seals, Special Forces Division, Norfolk, Virginia Naval Base.
Others have been sold to the Air/Army base in Jber, Alaska, and Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
Mt. EverClimb has been approved for government facilities, having been issued a Cage Code 71LW3 number.