Thursday, 11 June 2009

Here's the new friction tube that we've been working on together with GBT. I'm really pleased with the final result which has proved itself to be a solid piece of kit that will hopefully find it's own niche in most climbers toolboxes. It consists of a 7" tube which offers greater friction control than smaller drums.

I'll keep everyone interested up to speed with its progressiion but we will definately have it at the AA trade show at the end of this month.

Best wishes

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

ITCC images

Hey Folks

Over a week has past since ITCC took place & I've not managed to speak to anyone about how it all went or to get a decent write up of the proceedings. I have tracked down a few images of the masters finalists with smiles from ear to ear.

Hopefully we'll soon have more info but in the mean time have fun & if not before I'll see you in Newport at the end of the month.


Pic 1- Chrissy Spence & Jo Hedger
Pic 2- Beddes Strasser, Scott Forrest, Mark Chisholm & Jared Arborejeno
Pic 3- Jo Hedger & John Trenchard with a new travel companion
Pic 4- Fun climb! Way to go!

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

ITCC results!

Here are the results for the ITCC from this past weekend. Just click on the attachments & it'll take you right there.

As you can see from the preliminary ranking both Jon & Philippa finished just a single place off of a place in the masters so this has been an ace year for UK climbers at international meetings.

Well done to you all.

Monday, 28 July 2008

International Tree Climbing Championships, St.Louis, Missouri

This past weekend in St. Louis ,Missouri the ISA have held their annual world tree climbing competition. Although it may be a little premature as I've not received 100% confirmation, the grape vine is saying that Jo Hedger of Arborventure Training near Southampton has taken the Womens World title from Chrissy Spence of New Zealand. Congratulations on your achievement Jo.

In the mens arena Beddes Strasser from Germany has added another belt to his collection, which I believe make him 8 times World champ. He was followed closely into 2nd spot by Scott Forrest representing the UK & I chapter. Well done to you also Scotty.

This is a fantastic achievement for both of the UK representatives who I'm sure are buzzing from the experience. I guess both climbers will pitch up at the final event of the UK calender with the Welsh Open TCC held on the last weekend of August in Newport, South Wales.

Best wishes folks

Monday, 7 July 2008

Congratulations to Jon Turnbull & Pilippa Allen on winning the European championships. They will be joined at ITCC by Jo Hedger & Scott Forrest who have survived the onslaught of the UK & I Chapter finals at Myerscough this past weekend. Good luck in St. Louis, Missouri at the end of the month.

Best wishes

A jolly weekend was had by all, by all accounts! A very well done to all.