The record-setting wind tunnel built over the past three years on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi opens its doors to the public today. ReachNewHeights is the appropriate hashtag for a venue that combines a flight chamber of 32 ft. (diameter) by 82 ft. (full height) with the world's highest climbing wall at 140 ft.
Red Bull skydivers Maja Kuczyńska (POL) and Kyra Poh (SIN) were among the first to test the blast in a tunnel that dwarves all the others built until today by quite a margin. Actually, the two ladies were only preceded by Felix Baumgartner (AUT), another Red Bull skydiver who was first to jump from the stratosphere in 2012.
We have commented on CLYMB's size in an earlier news item. But let's have it sink in once more: 10 meters in diameter just about doubles the existing record and the height of 32 meters is four times that of the biggest tunnels in the trade. Add the 50-meter climbing wall to CLYMB's offer and you have another superlative on the same premises.
It is "highly" representative of how scale tends to be applied to many of the constructions in this part of the world. Bigger and higher are guiding principles.
“CLYMB Abu Dhabi is a thrilling new addition to the existing attractions on Yas Island, and we look forward to welcoming guests to this world-class sporting experience,” says HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, the Chairman of Miral, the asset management company that assumes the role of promoter/developer for Yas Island.