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Cycling New Zealand and Quipmo Announce Partnership!

NZ’s National Cycling Federation – Cycling New Zealand and the world’s leading equipment sharing platform Quipmo announce partnership!

Highlights:

  • Cycling New Zealand is the national cycling federation in New Zealand
  • Quipmo – Equipment for the Moment! – launched in Perth in Feb 2017 is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer gear rental marketplace for like-minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!
  • Cycling New Zealand and Quipmo announce partnership to get more people cycling in New Zealand!
  • Connecting people with great gear for adventures just became a whole lot easier!

Established in 2003 Cycling New Zealand is the national sporting federation, and embraces all things cycling – all cycling codes and participation and competition at all levels.  Cycling New Zealand works closely with national bike and cycling organisations including BMX NZ, Cycling New Zealand Road & Track, Mountain Bike NZ and Cycling New Zealand Schools.

Cycling New Zealand recognises the need to provide long-term direction for the sport. In collaboration with cycling and commercial partners, central and local government, Cycling New Zealand provides the strategic framework for continued growth and success in cycling – continuing to increase participation, driving health and social benefits through cycling, and driving high performance outcomes and success on the global stage.

 

Thousands of Kiwi bike owners stand to profit from the online rental platform which is expected to offer a new experience draw card for international and domestic tourists.

More than 1.8 million international visitors travel to New Zealand each year and many of them to experience our great outdoors.

Cycling New Zealand want to inspire travellers and all people to cycle more. “We’re pleased to partner with Quipmo to make this peer top peer rental platform available in New Zealand”, says CEO Andrew Matheson.

Kiwi’s can now list their bikes online for the enjoyment of a local neighbour or international visitor. This partnership is key to Cycling New Zealand’s mission to inspire people to ride and will encourage residents and tourists alike to cycle for fun, and to experience New Zealand’s picturesque scenery and natural environment.  And for those who have bikes sitting in their garage it’s a great way to earn some money through renting your bike out.

 

 

Quipmo’s founder and CEO Chris Evans said: “We’re phenomenally excited to be partnering with Cycling New Zealand! The potential to get more people cycling across all disciplines and right across NZ through cycle tourism is massive. NZ is such a beautiful country, with a sophisticated tourism industry, an incredibly well established cycling community and an advanced cycling related economic ecosystem. Independently however they are still quite disaggregated. Quipmo can help bring these closer together – benefiting all stakeholders as well as the broader community.”

 

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Have you got gear …

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

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Bike SA and Quipmo Announce Partnership!

Bike SA and Quipmo announce partnership to get more people cycling in South Australia!

 

Highlights:

  • Bicycle SA is the peak body for recreational and commuter cycling in South Australia
  • Quipmo – Equipment for the Moment! – launched in Perth in Feb 2017 is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer gear rental marketplace for like-minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!
  • Bike SA and Quipmo announce partnership to get more people cycling in South Australia!
  • Connecting people with great gear for adventures just became a whole lot easier!

Bicycle SA advocates on behalf of recreational, commuter and touring cyclists throughout South Australia. We support cycling for recreation, for transport, health and the environment, as well as travel and fun.

Their work this year will see 8,000 primary school children across the state taught to ride safely, we will deliver multiple one-day community rides and multi-day tours, ongoing investments in mountain biking as well as representing the interests of their 6,000 members.

Bike SA and Quipmo are going to get more people cycling in South Australia! Whether it’s offering high performance road bikes for people travelling on business, downhill bikes to explore SA’s trails, families chasing bikes for the kids whilst on holidays or whether it’s giving access to the latest gear releases through demonstration models – this partnership will get more people riding and more people passionate about cycling in South Australia!

With over 420,000 people cycling each year in South Australia[1], coupled with over 17M overnight trips in South Australia[2], the potential for Quipmo to substantially alter the cycle tourism landscape in South Australia is significant. Whether it’s a local bike shop looking for new customers or someone with bikes in their shed, anyone can now service the South Australian tourism market. This initiative is not simply for the most dedicated of cyclists but is aimed at the mainstream and offers another string to the bow of South Australia’s world class tourism industry.

“Peer to Peer applications are now a way of life and we see our partnership with Quipmo as a great alternative in delivering quick and easy access to a bike for those that want to get out for a ride, whether they be a local or visitor to SA. Quipmo is a great way to earn a little extra cash by renting out that bike when it’s not being used and of course, this applies to our local bike shops as well. Quipmo is a great way to “Try before you Buy” on the ever-expanding range of new bicycle products and technology.” said Christian Haag – CEO of Bike SA.

[1] https://www.lga.sa.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/Metropolitan%20Local%20Government%20Group%20Cycling%20Strategy.pdf

[2] http://tourism.sa.gov.au/research-and-statistics/south-australia/value-of-tourism

Quipmo’s founder and CEO Chris Evans said: “We are over the moon to be partnering with Bike SA and can’t wait to substantially change bike rental access across South Australia! Working with a highly innovative and sector leading organisation who are at the very forefront of cycling advocacy and community leadership is truly exciting and we believe that this partnership has the potential to bring the whole community together through the share economy and cycling.”

Beyond tourism there’s another key reason that this relationship offers so much promise and potential. South Australian’s have shown great interest in bike sharing with Ofo having recorded over 55,000 trips in Adelaide alone[3]. This partnership coupled with Bike SA’s acquisition of Ofo’s bikes earlier this year shows how very seriously Bike SA is taking the potential for cycling innovation within transport, leisure and logistics to substantially change how many people are cycling across South Australia.

[3] https://indaily.com.au/news/2018/07/10/500-yellow-bikes-sale-ofo-abandons-adelaide/

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Have you got gear …

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

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Quipmo’s Awesome Team is Growing!!!

Quipmo are absolutely stoked to announce that Juan Pablo “Mono” Barrientos has joined the Quipmo team as Operations Specialist – Chile. Originally from Arica, Chile, Juan Pablo “Mono” Barrientos has more than 30 years of surfing experience and has been pivotal in the sport’s development in Chile. After graduating with a history degree from the Universidad Andrés Bello, he’s spent his life in the surf industry as a surf contest commentator and judge, course presenter for the International Surfing Association (ISA), and owner of surf shops and surf schools.

 

Equipment for the moment!

 

“Having someone of Mono’s incredible expertise and credibility joining the Quipmo team and leading our expansion into Chile is phenomenally exciting! There’s such massive potential for Quipmo in Chile, and working with someone who truly understands the Chilean surf and snow communities and who believes in our vision is amazing” Quipmo’s founder Chris Evans said.

 

 

 

Find your ride and adventure today!

 

“All of our team are deeply passionate about helping people do more of what they love and Mono lives and breathes this. Mono’s experience right across the spectrum from grassroots to the elite level gives him a truly unique insight into how to best serve the market and grow Quipmo in Chile. We are absolutely pumped for what’s possible and can’t wait to see what we can achieve together!” Evans said.

 

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

 

In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

Sign up to the Quipmo mailing list now and stay up to date with all things adventure! 

The Fiji Surfing Association and Quipmo announce partnership!

Accessing awesome gear in Fiji just got easier

Highlights:

  • Quipmo is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer gear rental marketplace for like-minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!
  • The Fiji Surfing Association (FSA) is the sole national governing body in all matters relating to surfing, and access to surfing beaches for the public of Fiji!
  • Quipmo and the Fiji Surfing Association announce partnership to get more people surfing and SUPing in Fiji!
  • Connecting people with great gear for adventures just became a whole lot easier!

The Fiji Surfing Association (FSA) is the sole national governing body in all matters relating to surfing, and access to surfing beaches for the public of Fiji. It is the mission of the FSA to bring the sport of surfing to the people of Fiji by encouraging and enabling mass participation with emphasis on youth and children.

The association also educates people about water safety and the importance of the environment, to ensure that the natural resources of the Fiji Islands are maintained for the future enjoyment of tomorrow’s children.

A partnership to get more people in the water in Fiji and to give local people and businesses new opportunities!

 

Fiji is one of the most beautiful parts of the world and is a holiday makers paradise! When there are so many amazing things to try and so much fun to be had, it’s simply not possible to take every kind of gear with you. This partnership now makes it easier than ever to give travellers access to great gear, when they want it, and all the while supporting the local community. There’s just nothing better than enjoying an authentic experience when you travel!

FSA said of the partnership – “The surfing community in Fiji is extremely fortunate to have Quipmo on board and showing interest in our region. This is a game changer for small businesses and particularly for visitors looking to incorporate a little local knowledge into their activities away from home. We at FSA can’t wait to see the potential unfold and begin sharing this tool with the rest of Fiji.”

 

 

 

Quipmo’s founder and CEO Chris Evans said: “To say that we are stoked to be partnering with FSA would be an understatement! We’re truly delighted to be working with such a passionate organisation who care so very deeply about their community. We can’t wait to get more people enjoying the water when they’re travelling through Fiji and also to assist local Fijians and Fiji businesses gain a new pathway to access Fiji’s incredible tourism industry! ”

 

 

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Have you got gear …

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

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The World Waveski Surfing Association and Quipmo Announce Global Partnership!

Accessing a Waveski anywhere in the world is now just a click away! 

Highlights:

  • Quipmo is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer gear rental marketplace for like-minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!
  • The World Waveski Surfing Association (WWSA) are the global peak body who are charged with supporting the development of Waveski Surfing globally as well as running the World Waveski Titles!
  • Quipmo and the World Waveski Surfing Association announce partnership to get more people Waveski Surfing all around the world!
  • Connecting people with great gear for adventures just became a whole lot easier!

The World Waveski Surfing Association (WWSA) are the global peak body who are charged with supporting the development of Waveski Surfing globally as well as running the World Waveski Titles!

In addition to this, WWSA are truly a global leader in the adaptive water sports area giving people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to enjoy the ocean and surf new opportunity to again engage in both!!

A partnership to get more people in the water and to make Waveski accessible for all!

 

In a sport where it’s naturally challenging to travel with gear, this partnership offers the chance for people to waveski surf all around the world! Whether you’re travelling in Spain or Australia, this partnership will help people find gear they want so that they can participate in the sport they love!

Gus Presa President of WWSA said of the partnership – “We are incredibly happy to announce our partnership with Quipmo. Our sport is small in numbers and Quipmo is offering us a great opportunity to little by little, get more visibility and attract new people into the sport! All the gear you have in your garage could be now rented by travellers and when you’re travelling it’s going to be easier than ever to access gear. Thanks to Quipmo for offering us such an exciting opportunity.”

 

 

Quipmo’s founder and CEO Chris Evans said: “We are absolutely stoked to be partnering with the World Waveski Surfing Association! The sport lends itself perfectly to Quipmo – in gear that is difficult to travel with but that has a wide and varied global community. Furthermore, we’re phenomenally excited about WWSA’s vision and leadership in the adaptive ocean water sports space! For us to be able to help in a very small way give people who wouldn’t otherwise have chance to be in the water – well that’s just awesome!! ”

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Have you got gear … 

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

Sign up to the Quipmo mailing list now and stay up to date with all things adventure! 

Quipmo and Bicycle Network announce partnership!

Bike sharing across Australia just got easier!

Highlights:

  • Quipmo is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer gear rental marketplace for like-minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!
  • Bicycle Network is Australia’s largest bike riding organisation. With over 50,000 members nationwide, Bicycle Network is active in every state and territory in Australia. Founded in 1975, Bicycle Network has for more than 40 years now, been passionately and tirelessly supporting, educating and standing up for people who ride bikes!
  • Quipmo and Bicycle Queensland announce partnership to get more people cycling across Australia!
  • Connecting people with great gear for adventures just became a whole lot easier!

Quipmo and Bicycle Network have joined forces to give Australians access to bicycles and sporting gear anywhere at any time. This partnership will give people access to all kinds of bikes and accessories wherever they are to help them see the sights and live like locals. Instead of having to worry about packing and safely transporting bikes when travelling, people can now just search Quipmo for their preferred ride at their destination, book it for hire and be set to go.

Bicycle Network CEO Craig Richards said it is exciting to partner with a revolutionary service that will make bike riding easier for people wherever they are.

“There is great bike riding almost anywhere you go in the world, but sometimes bringing a bike with you in the car, train or plane can be hard,” said Mr Richards.

“With Quipmo, our members will be able to hire bikes and riding gear wherever they are and become part of the local bike culture. And like Airbnb and other services, gear will also come with some bonus local tips and insight from owners.”

A partnership that has the potential to further align cycling and tourism

According to the key findings from the Austroads 2013 Participation Survey 3.6 million (17% of) people ride a bike in Australia each week and 7.4 million (37%) had ridden at least once in the previous year and the average Australian household has 1.5 bicycles in working order. With over 8 million households in Australia the quantum of bike stock nationally is truly huge!

This coupled with how large the tourism industry, both domestic and international, means there is a huge opportunity to get more travellers seeing Australia and engaging in Australian communities on bike!

 

 

 

Quipmo CEO Chris Evans said it is a thrill to be partnering with a truly world class body and Australia’s biggest bike riding organisation.

“Partnering with Bicycle Network will help make bike riding easier for everyone all around the country. We can’t wait to see more people riding and this initiative will further align Australia’s cycling community with tourism,” said Mr Evans

“By giving people access to great gear wherever they’re travelling, whether it’s domestic or international, more people will enjoy this amazing country by bike which would be a fantastic outcome.”

To get started and make a booking for your next trip away, visit quipmo.com, set up a profile and begin searching. You can also list any of your own gear.

 

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Have you got gear … 

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

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We’ve released our very first promo vid!

We are absolutely stoked to present Quipmo‘s very first promo vid!! A truly huge thanks to Gavin Pratt for pulling this together and for being an absolute champion!!

We can’t wait to hear what you think and please post your thoughts below.

 

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Have you got gear … 

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

Sign up to the Quipmo mailing list now and stay up to date with all things adventure! 

 

Quipmo and Bicycle Queensland announce partnership!

Bike sharing in Queensland just got easier

Highlights:

  • Quipmo is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer gear rental marketplace for like-minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!
  • Bicycle Queensland is the pre-eminent voice for community cycling in Queensland. With about 18,000 members statewide, and 32,000 subscribers Bicycle Queensland exist to help Queenslanders cycle safely.
  • Quipmo and Bicycle Queensland announce partnership to get more people cycling in Queensland!
  • Connecting people with great gear for adventures just became a whole lot easier!

Bicycle Queensland (BQ) is the pre-eminent voice for community cycling in Queensland. With about 18,000 members statewide, and 32,000 subscribers Bicycle Queensland exist to help Queenslanders cycle safely. BQ are dedicated to the promotion of bike riding as a driving force for individual health and well-being, and the empowerment of sustainable development.

Over the past 40 years BQ has grown from a small collective of concerned citizens to one of the largest and most influential community cycling organisations in Australia.

BQ is the state’s foremost provider of comprehensive insurance and legal advice for bike riders, and is also the powerhouse behind iconic cycling events such as the Great Brisbane Bike Ride, the Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge, and Cycle Queensland.

A partnership to get more people cycling in Queensland

 

Quipmo and Bicycle Queensland are going to get more people cycling in Queensland more often! Whether it’s offering high performance road bikes for people travelling on business, families chasing bikes for the kids whilst on holidays or whether it’s giving access to the latest gear releases through demonstration models – this partnership will get more people riding and more people passionate about cycling in Queensland!

With over 800,000 people cycling every week in Queensland[i], coupled with Queensland being a travel beacon for both business travellers and holiday makes, the potential for Quipmo to substantially alter the cycling tourism landscape in Queensland is significant. Whether it’s a local bike shop looking for new customers or someone with bikes in their shed, anyone can now service the Queensland tourism market. This initiative is not simply for the most dedicated of cyclists but is aimed at the mainstream and offers another string to the bow of Queensland’s world class tourism industry.

Quipmo’s founder and CEO Chris Evans said: “We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with Bicycle Queensland and can’t wait to substantially change bike rental access for Queensland’s 24 million visitors per annum[ii]! Working with a highly innovative organisation who are at the very forefront of cycling advocacy and community leadership is truly exciting and we believe that this partnership has the potential to bring the whole community together through the share economy and cycling.”

CEO of Bicycle Queensland, Anne Savage, urged Queensland bike owners to register on Quipmo. “We’re pleased to partner with Quipmo to make this platform widely available in Queensland. It’s a great way for Queenslanders to list their bikes online for the enjoyment of a local neighbour or international visitor. This partnership is key to our mission and will encourage residents and tourists alike to cycle for fun, to socialise, and to experience Queensland’s culturally diverse communities and natural environment. There’s no better way to see the sunshine state than by riding a bike and enjoying our great outdoors.” Ms Savage said.

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Have you got gear … 

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

Sign up to the Quipmo mailing list now and stay up to date with all things adventure! 

Quipmo and the APB World Tour announce global partnership!

 

 

Quipmo and the APB World Tour announce global partnership to get more people bodyboarding all over the world!

 

Highlights:

  • Quipmo is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer gear rental marketplace for like-minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!
  • The Association of Professional Bodyboarding (APB) World Tour is the sole governing body of professional bodyboarding – crowning bodyboarding’s undisputed world champions!
  • Quipmo and the APB World Tour announce global partnership to get more people bodyboarding all over the world!
  • Connecting people with great gear for adventures just became a whole lot easier!

 

The Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) World Tour is the sole governing body of the World Bodyboarding Tour – crowning bodyboarding’s undisputed world champions. The APB World Tour also represents the athletes, officials & event promoters with the paramount goal of delivering the sport of bodyboarding to a vast growing audience of spectators, supporters and fans around the world and also develop the sport from the grass roots level right through to the world’s elite top 32 professional bodyboarders. The APB World Tour is dedicated to showcasing the world’s elite bodyboarders in the world’s best waves, celebrating and growing the history of bodyboarding, its elite athletes, diverse fans and dedicated partners that together embody bodyboarding today.

 

Professional bodyboarding was birthed in Hawaii at the infamous Pipeline in 1982. Since then, as major extreme sports evolved, bodyboarding has grown globally in the recent years with numbers of participants exceeding the tens of millions across the globe. With the sport expanding at a rapid pace, the future prospects are nothing shy of phenomenal!

 

Quipmo and the APB World Tour announce global partnership to get more people bodyboarding all over the world!

 

Quipmo and the APB World Tour have big plans to get more people bodyboarding and to substantially improve access to bodyboards worldwide. Whether it’s at the grassroots getting kids bodyboarding on holidays or whether it’s giving access to the latest gear releases through demonstration models – this partnership will get more people in the water and more people passionate about bodyboarding!
 
Quipmo’s founder and CEO Chris Evans said:

“We’re absolutely over the moon to be partnering with a truly world class organisation who are driving bodyboarding to the forefront of action sports globally

and who are have great ambition to open new markets. We’re equally stoked to be working with people who are just as passionate about adventure and the water as we are. We can’t wait to be part of bodyboarding’s rapid growth and to offer a place where people can get or rent out their gear safely, efficiently and with a process that is … easy.”
 

 

“We’re stoked to be able to partner with Quipmo on an incredible concept. I honestly can’t see this not working at all – it’s a no brainer idea and will take off! We are super stoked to be part of it especially at ground level.”

said Alex Leon CEO ABP World Tour.
 
Deloitte Access Economics estimates that the collaborative economy already makes up around 1-2% of the retail goods market in Australia[1]. Given that on average 8 million different Australians interact with eBay on a monthly basis[2], and with Time Magazine’s recent findings that 70% of Americans have directly participated in the share economy[3], it’s not hard to imagine the potential impact of this partnership in Australia and abroad.

 

“Helping people have small adventures more frequently by giving them access to great gear all around the world is incredibly exciting. Everyone smiles when they’re doing something they enjoy – through this partnership we hope to make those adventures a whole lot easier.”

Evans said.

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Have you got gear … 

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

Sign up to the Quipmo mailing list now and stay up to date with all things adventure! 

Quipmo works with the University of Queensland!

Quipmo is delighted to advise that we are working with the University of Queensland’s MBA programme!

The best in the business!

The University of Queensland Business School is celebrating a record five years as the leading MBA provider in Australia and the Asia-Pacific in The Economist rankingThe Economist named the school’s Master of Business Administration as the number one MBA outside Europe and North America for the fifth year running, and internationally, it has raised its rank by six places to become one of the top 10 MBA programs in the world!

Innovation is at the heart of competitive advantage!

Innovation has been described as the fundamental source of competitive advantage. Quipmo is devoted to staying ahead of the curve by continuing to implement innovative solutions. By ensuring an ever improving user experience we will drive faster expansion and faster take up ie we want to lead innovation for sustainable competitive advantage.

Qupimo’s founder Chris Evans noted “working with team from the University of Queensland’s MBA Innovation Leadership unit to develop Quipmo’s strategic path forward, help us learn more about our customers, and also derive how we can further improve our service offering is incredibly exciting. The better the experience that we can offer our customers, the greater the traction we’ll gain in the market.”

The University of Queensland is one of true leaders in driving innovation in Australia and is also a key player in establishing vibrant and sustainable start-up and innovation ecosystems in Queensland – from education, through to accelerators. For some insight into these efforts, as well as broader thinking on innovation, a fantastic chat on the ABC between Trevor Jackson and Dr Sarel Gronum talking about Start-ups worth starting up can be found via the link below!

Our team

We’ve got a truly awesome team working on the project – bringing super sharp minds and diverse backgrounds to the table!
|  Tim Muller  |

|  Deanna Scott  |

|  Vincenzo Montalbano  |

|  Ben Jones  |

 

So what’s the latest … 

Quipmo continues to move forward in leaps and bounds and after just seven months from beta launch Quipmo already possesses listings in seven countries, has over 70,000 social followers growing at over 2,000 per week and is forming key strategic partnerships across the globe that will underpin rapid expansion! The feedback that the organisation has received so far has been amazing and Quipmo’s future looks brighter with each day!

If you’ve got gear be sure to get it up on Quipmo and let’s make someone’s adventure today!

 

In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

Sign up to the Quipmo mailing list now and stay up to date with all things adventure!