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Chapter Tree Climbing Championship 2018

September 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 30, 2018 @ 1:30 pm

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture is pleased to host the Chapter Tree Climbing Championship (TCC) at Stanley Park in Vancouver BC this fall. This educational event and skills competition is an excellent way for climbers of all skill levels to learn the latest in safety and climbing techniques. Beginning and experienced climbers are encouraged to participate.

Climbers participate in five events: aerial rescue, belayed speed climb, ascent event, throw line, and work climb. The winners will go on to represent PNW-ISA at the International Tree Climbing Championship.

This will be a fun-filled day the entire family will enjoy. Come watch true tree care professionals at their best! No tickets required for spectators.

PNW-ISA membership is required to compete in the Chapter TCC. Climbers and judges will earn 3.0 ISA CEUs. Ticket sales end September 15 at 11:55 PM so we can gain an accurate headcount.

Climber Requirements

  • Pre-register online below. You can checkout with PayPal or a credit card or choose to receive an invoice to pay by check. Register early for limited spots. No late or on-site registration is allowed.
  • Sign and submit the Contestant Waiver Form. Contestant signature is mandatory; employer signature is not. Failure to submit will result in disqualification from competition.
  • Read the rulebook before the competition and make sure you understand how the events are scored. The rules can be downloaded here:
  • Before the event check meeting, fill out your gear inspection form.
  • Attend the pre-event/equipment check meeting with your filled out gear inspection form and all of your gear. Meeting details will be sent to you 7-10 days before the event. Failure to attend will result in disqualification from competition.
    • If you cannot make it to the scheduled gear check, contact Tom Walz to arrange an alternate time in advance. Contact information is below.
  • Bring your own gear (rope, saddle, work boots, hard hats, etc.) Bringing gear transport such as a wagon is recommended.

Thanks and Good Luck!


Friday, September 28, 2018

3 – 7 pm Mandatory Gear Inspection and Pre-Event Walkthrough for Competitors

Saturday, September 29, 2018

8 – 9 am Mandatory Pre-Event Walkthrough for Competitors
9 am – 5 pm Preliminary Events
5 – 8 pm Awards and Networking Social

Sunday, September 30, 2018

8:30 – 9:30 am Mandatory Gear Check for Master's Competitors
9:30 am – 1:30 pm Master's Challenge
Awards will follow final climb.


Stanley Park, 2000 W Georgia Street Vancouver BC V6E 4H1

Parking is limited.


Tom Walz

Phone: (604) 575-8727
Email: tom@bcplanthealthcare.com


Registration or Payment Questions

Dana Hatley

Phone: 503.874.8263
Toll-Free: 800.335.4391
Email: admin@pnwisa.org
Website: http://pnwisa.org

Allied Professionals are members of allied organizations. See our list of qualifying organizations.


Stanley Park
2000 W Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4H1 Canada
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