The Ontario Tree Climbing Championship takes place every September at a different venue. The OTCC features five preliminary events: a work climb, belayed speed climb, simulated aerial rescue, foot-lock style rope climb and throwline challenge.
The top four men and top two women competitors from the preliminaries advance to the Master’s Challenge, a final event where the Ontario Men’s and Women’s Champion are crowned. These two top climbers go on to compete at the International Tree Climbing Championship the following summer.
Spectators are welcome to attend this free event. A trade show of arborist equipment is featured and spectators can try climbing like an arborist in the “Climb For All Ages” under the guidance of a professional arborist.
Pinafore Park in St. Thomas will be hosting the 26th Annual Ontario Tree Climbing Championship. The day begins at 7:00am! The province's top 25 men and up to 10 women professional arborists will compete for the title of being the 2014 champions.
For more information please contact Julie Tucker at 519-631-9990 ext. 5204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rick Mercer in Kingston participates in the 2013 Ontario Tree Climbing Championships.