On the 22nd October, ArbWest hosted their annual Tree Climbing Championship.
A great turn out arrived at the Point Walter Reserve to watch the best WA has to offer competing across several events such as Aerial Rescue, Work Climb and Speed Climb.
Arborist Riki Peterson was again recognised as the overall victor after having great success throughout the day. Also on the podium were Pascal Oosterik in 2nd place and Luke Osborne in 3rd. The overall Tree Climbing Championship results can be viewed at ArbWest’s website.
Riki with his award
Special mention also goes to competitors Maja Blasch and Molly Hall for demonstrating that females are every bit as successful in this industry.
As an ArbWest Gold Sponsor, Interlink Training identifies the importance of being able to get together as an industry to network and have a bit of healthy competition.
Interlink have also taken the opportunity to introduce the Rising Star award as part of the competition. We were on the lookout for someone who had a positive and enthusiastic approach and attitude to climbing and is keen to learn and grow. The inaugural award went to Trent Bickley of Tree Care WA. Trent embodied everything we were looking for in this award, and it was very well deserved.
Trent being awarded the Rising Star award by Interlink Training’s Sam Hayes and Wayne Neilsen
The event was a great success and it was entertaining to watch the next generation of tree climbers on the kids climbing wall.
Interlink Training is a proud gold sponsor of ArbWest. As a training provider in the Arboriculture industry, we take great pride in providing support to ensure events like these are successful and can continue. If you are interested in finding out more about our involvement in such events, please contact us online or by calling us on 1300 731 669.