The Arboricultural Association had its annual College Climbing Competitions at Sparsholt College and Askham Bryan College in the spring of 2019. Keep your eyes peeled for the launch of the 2020 competitions in due course.
Booking online for the competitions is now closed for 2019. If you have any queries or questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students with less than one year of practical climbing experience will all climb on either Prusik or Blakes hitch systems.
Students with more than one years practical climbing experience may climb on any AA approved climbing systems.
“It was great to get involved in this competition. It was an excellent course in the tree and it is definitely something I’d like to have another go at.”
Northumberland College, 2017 Competitor
“Second time, second win which shows us that the training we have had at Merrist Wood College really does prepare us to be excellent arborists. The competition encourages us to improve on the techniques that we have been using throughout our time at college.”
Merrist Wood, 2017 Competitor
“I really enjoyed competing in the event. Well-impressed with how it was put together and how smoothly it all ran. I got on well with the team from Merrist Wood and as one of them had been in a competition before he gave me advice and the team helped out. I definitely would like to compete in another event sometime.”
Ethan Andrew Davis,
Easton and Otley College, 2017 Competitor
Each college is encouraged bring two teams however they can just enter one team in the relevant group. There are prizes for the winning teams as well as their representing college in each year one and two category.
Find out more about the 3ATC UK Open and the UK International Tree Climbing Competition
Booking is now available online but if you wish to register interest in any of the other climbing competitons please email: email@example.com or fill out the form opposite.