2018 PNW-ISA Chapter Tree Climbing Competition Results

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We porta-wrapped up the PNW TCC 2018 with huge success! PNW-ISA hosted the event in beautiful Vancouver BC at Stanley Park. To see familiar faces, shake new hands, and share stories with each other is such a gift. Our Chapter continues to progress and expand into a new and bright canopy of good tree people. Without all the support from our membership, these educational events and skills competitions would senesce. Enjoying the aerial feats of strength and agility is mesmerizing, and it is an amazing opportunity to show the public how we use rope access to manage their trees, and have fun at work.

So many months of work go into these events, and they are quickly over within a day or two. That is a great reason to share these experiences amongst our community to provide a greater awareness of what PNW-ISA has to offer.

Congratulations to the Masters Challengers Kali Alcorn, Noell Rod, Robert Bundy and Dan Kraus for climbing in the wettest rain, and putting on an exhibition of expert tree climbing! Kali and Dan are the new 2018 PNW Masters Challenge Champs! They will be representing our PNW chapter at the 2019 International Tree Climbing Championship in Knoxville, Tennessee, on August 9-11.

“In Tree Media” has published an event photo library. Thank you Joel!

We are so proud of our Chapters finest! Please see the stats and results of the amazing climbers in PDF format here.

Thank You

What an incredible effort to get all the trees set up and ready for competitors, volunteers, and judges. We are so grateful for the resources donated every year, every comp, every time! THANK YOU.

Event Hosts

Pacific Northwest ISA team: Patty Williams, Dana Hatley
Coordinators: Damien Carré, Tom Walz
Vancouver Parks Board: Bill Stephen, Troy Hudson
City of Surrey: Nadia Chan, Matt Banford
BC Plant Health Care Inc.: Clifford and Melissa Hoegler


Vermeer BC: Dan Fast
Radius Industrial: Bruce Larson
NuGreen: William Braun, Marten Penrose

Event Sponsors

Ascent Event

Grizzly Tree Experts: Daniel Holliday

Belayed Speed Climb

Vancouver Island Tree Service Ltd.: Martin Evans

Work Climb

Universal Field Supplies
The Arborist Store: Ernesto Stasiak, Owen Johnston

Aerial Rescue

Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada, Limited: Mike Nash, Blair Veitch

Throwline Event

WesSpur Tree Equipment, Inc.: Tom Foster, Nathan Lough

Masters Challenge

ArborMaster: Robbi (Roberta) Hennigan

Prize Packages

ArborMaster, Oregon, Silky, Vermeer, Buckingham, Samson

Prize Sponsors

Fraser Valley Equipment: John Dunn
Vermeer BC: Dan Fast
NuGreen: William Braun
Dark Arts Splicing: Marten Penrose


Bartlett Tree Experts, Canada Division: Noah Violini

T-Shirt and Awards Sponsor

BC Plant Health Care Inc.: Clifford & Melissa Hoegler

Photography & Media

In Tree Media: Joel Spooner
Roger Barnett
Michael Oxman