The International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC), which took place July 24 & 25 in Providence, Rhode Island, attracts the very best tree climbers from around the world to compete in a series of events meant to test arborists' skills and abilities.


ISA 2009 ITCC - photo copyright: Davey Tree

 


Congratulations to Jared Abrojena, this year’s Master’s Challenge Champion. He also placed second in the Work Climb competition. Jared started competing at the early age of 15 placing 7th in his first chapter competition. Jared is also a 5 time champion of the ISA Western Chapter.

 

 
ISA 2009 ITCC - photo copyright: Davey Tree

Petzl ambassador and equipment tester Charley Wagner placed 3rd in the Belayed Speed Climb. We were excited to see many of this year’s competitors equipped with Petzl gear.

ISA 2009 ITCC - photo copyright: Davey Tree

Full competition results can be found here.

For more photos of the event, go to Davey Tree's photo gallery from the event.

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