An international freestyle tree climbing event for tree climbers and arborists is being held for the first time in South Australia in Kapunda, one hour north of Adelaide.
The ‘Red Bull Branched Out’ event is the largest tree climbing event in the world and will attract up to 150 international competitors.
No matter the weather, the large gum trees in Kapunda’s Davidson Reserve will challenge tree climbers to hit many targets in the 25-30 metre high and wide trees.
Each climber starts at the top of the tree and descends through the canopy hitting targets which are set to make the climber move from one side of the tree canopy to the other resulting in large swings and limb walks. There will also be a stand-alone event at night where climbers will compete under lights to ascend and climb head to head up to 25 metres.
This free event will appeal to those wanting to experience the excitement of over 400 event starts and watch skilled tree climbers do what they do best.