Massive Tuart, Marri and Karri trees were scaled in Kings Park during the annual Western Australian Tree Climbing Championships.
President for Tree Climbing Western Australia Jeremy Thomas said climbers were pushed to their limits as they ascended tree trunks as high as 35 metres and moved with agility across branches to prove themselves to be the best in the state.Congratulations to Emma Thompson and Jordan Glossop for taking out their respective masters events for the crown of WA champion. Congratulations also go to BGPA Arborist, Emily Livingstone for finishing second in the women’s masters event - a great effort.
“Emma Thompson and Jordan Glossop will now head to Darwin on 28 May to compete in the national championships. The winners of the Nationals will be invited to the world climbing championships in Parramatta at the end of July 2011,” Jeremy said.
The WA Tree Climbing Championships took place over two days in Kings Park and Botanic Garden on the weekend of 30 April and 1 May, 2011. Hundreds of people attended the two event days and watched in awe as climbers ascended the trees to achieve a personal best or a winning score.
The masters event saw several hundred people cheering and supporting our local climbers. The feedback has been fantastic with many people saying how much they enjoyed the event within, what has to be, one of the most beautiful sites Kings Park has to offer. Congratulations to Tree Climbing Western Australia for their success in presenting their first championship event in style.
Local Male Competitors
1st place - Jordan Glossop (State Champion)
2nd place - Delroy Bergsma
3rd place - Matt Percival
Local Female Competitors
1st place - Emma Thompson (State Champion)2nd place - Emily Livingstone
Male Wildcard Competitors
Female Wildcard Competitors