Hong Kong Tree Climbing Championship (HKTCC)
ISA Chapters and Associate Organizations (components) all over the world hold tree climbing competitions. Hong Kong Tree Climbing Championship (HKTCC) is an annual tree climbing competition organized by the ISA Hong Kong Chapter. The competition events are carried out according to the standard rules of the International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC). Each event simulates working conditions of arborists in the field and tests a competitor's ability to professionally and safely maneuver in a tree while performing work-related tree-care tasks in a timely manner. Besides providing a competitive environment for those working in the arboriculture industry to showcase the highest level of professional skills, HKTCC hopes to introduce the public to the skills tree climbing arborists must use for safe and professional tree work through the championship.
The competition is made up of 5 preliminary events - Aerial Rescue, Work Climb, Ascent Event, Belayed Speed Climb, and Throwline. The top five finishers of the preliminary events are qualified to enter the Masters' Challenge. Champions of the Masters' Challenge will be selected to represent Hong Kong to participate in the regional event - Asia-Pacific Tree Climbing Championship (APTCC), and the world championship - ITCC.
Alongside the major events there is a Head-to-head Footlock Competition as well as some special themed activities which may vary from year to year. Both industrial peers and the general public are welcomed to visit the events.