Climbers scale new heights

Kapi-Mana News - - SPORT -

Ja­son Rees showed he had a head for heights when he be­came the Welling­ton tree climb­ing cham­pion at Tawa on Satur­day.

Wil­low­bank Park hosted the first New Zealand ar­bori­cul­tural as­so­ci­a­tion and Husq­varna Welling­ton tree climb­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

There were five events to test com­peti­tors’ abil­ity to safely en­ter and ma­noeu­vre in a tree, sim­u­lat­ing the daily work of pro­fes­sional ar­borists.

Two events in­volved speed climb­ing – one up a 15-me­tre rope and the other scal­ing trees more than 25 me­tres high.

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