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    Climbers' CornerTree Academy

    Ascent Event: It's Not Just Footlocking Anymore


    The past years have been witness to a rapid evolution of the range of tools and techniques available to arborists. A variety of ascent techniques are being increasingly used by tree climbers to ascend into the canopy of a tree. As the ISA’s International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC) reflects best work practices, the decision has been made to move toward an Ascent Event versus Secured Footlock to allow competitors to use a wide range of dedicated ascent techniques that are now being used in the tree care industry. The presentation will discuss the proposal for the change and outline how the format reflects best practices.


    Mark Bridge. Active in the tree care industry since 1990. Founding member of the tree care co-op 'Baumpartner' and the training company 'Baumklettern Schweiz'. Member of BSB and ISA work safety committees. ETCC Chairman. ITCC Head Technician. ITCC Competitor, two time ETCC Champion . BSB Diploma in Tree Care. LOLER inspector.

    Climbers' CornerTree Academy

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