Trans-Tasman Speed Tree Climbing - 4th Feb 2015

Trans-Tasman Speed Tree Climbing

Trans-Tasman Speed Tree Climbing at the 2015 Hilux NZ Rural Games

The Hilux New Zealand Rural Games will take place from Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th February 2015 on Queenstown Recreation Ground, Memorial Street. It will be watched by thousands of spectators and many more via Sky Sports coverage in NZ and around the world.

At the heart of the Games are a series of traditional sports attracting top competitors from throughout New Zealand and Australia.

‘Sports that built the nation’

Together with Sport New Zealand and rural sports associations around NZ we’ve developed exciting new formats for competitive other traditional sports that built a nation.

The NZ Speed Tree Climbing Trans-Tasman Championship will take place on Sunday February 8 between 9:45 and 11AM.

The event is being run by the New Zealand Arboricultural Association with only two of the possible five International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC) disciplines on show; these are the ‘work climb’ featuring a different tasks at each ‘station’ in the tree and the ‘footlock’ where climbers ascend vertically up a static rope.

Judging this event will be David James who judges regularly at ITCC events and Mark Roberts the current President of the International Society of Arboriculture.

  • For more information about the 2015 Hilux NZ Rural Games click here
  • For more information about tree climbing as a competitive event click here

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