2021 ITCC update

Mark Chisholm

Administrator
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Not sure if this is posted already:


2021 International Tree Climbing Competition Update


With the uncertainty of future shut downs, and the continuation of travel and meeting restrictions globally ISA made the decision to not hold the 2021 International Tree Climbing Competition (ITCC). The safety of our members, competitors, volunteers, and team members remain our priority.

ISA recognizes the importance of this event, and will continue to work with our volunteers, committees, and leaders to ensure we are able to host this event successfully and safely in the future. This is consistent in our decision to host the 2021 ISA International Conference virtually, and is made early in an effort to respect the time and commitment of our competitors, volunteers, and all who make this event possible.

Regional competitions may be possible as non-qualifying events; however, ISA will make determinations at a future date if those events are able to occur this year as more data becomes available. ISA appreciates your continued support during this unique time, and we look forward to hosting these events in the future
 

colb

Been here a while
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Florida
The ISA should also put the kibosh on 2-day in-person, indoor qualification trainings and recerts. They have this fancy thing they say - "it is not possible...", which is not really the case. It is possible to easily do everything except the written test without sharing air.

An innovative mindset could even figure out a way to administer the written exam without sharing air, but I'd settle for less, initially.

Aggregating a bunch of tree professionals from different areas into a room for two days during a pandemic is nonsense. It is the opposite of "trees are good."
 
Not sure if this is posted already:


2021 International Tree Climbing Competition Update


With the uncertainty of future shut downs, and the continuation of travel and meeting restrictions globally ISA made the decision to not hold the 2021 International Tree Climbing Competition (ITCC). The safety of our members, competitors, volunteers, and team members remain our priority.

ISA recognizes the importance of this event, and will continue to work with our volunteers, committees, and leaders to ensure we are able to host this event successfully and safely in the future. This is consistent in our decision to host the 2021 ISA International Conference virtually, and is made early in an effort to respect the time and commitment of our competitors, volunteers, and all who make this event possible.

Regional competitions may be possible as non-qualifying events; however, ISA will make determinations at a future date if those events are able to occur this year as more data becomes available. ISA appreciates your continued support during this unique time, and we look forward to hosting these events in the future
Thanks for this information. Mind if I screenshot and share on a couple tree groups on FB? We just histed a big rec climb at iur house. We are thinking of doing a competition later in the year since everything sponsored is shut down. Are you going to the 2021 redwood climb? Its not shutting down. Its private.
 

Mark Chisholm

Administrator
Administrator
Thanks for this information. Mind if I screenshot and share on a couple tree groups on FB? We just histed a big rec climb at iur house. We are thinking of doing a competition later in the year since everything sponsored is shut down. Are you going to the 2021 redwood climb? Its not shutting down. Its private.
Of course. Share away.

Redwood climb?
 

Mark Chisholm

Administrator
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2021 Regional Tree Climbing Championships Update

With continual efforts to provide clarity and transparency for our components, climbers, volunteers, and sponsors, ISA has determined that it will not host Regional Tree Climbing Championships (APTCC, ETCC, or NATCC) in 2021.

This decision is made with continued uncertainty in future travel restrictions by organizations and governments, mandates minimizing gatherings, different levels of vaccine rollout amongst nations, continued virus variants, and ISA’s commitment to fair and equal opportunities to participate in ISA events all factoring into this decision.

If gatherings and in person events are able to occur later this year on a local level, and conditions allow for ISA components and partners that want and are able to host localized competitions, they can do so without concern of having to plan these events around or prior to any ISA Regional Championship events. ISA is exploring ways to support those events that are able to be hosted in this time, and will announce more information when available.

Lastly, ISA is working to host a one day virtual event for climbing arborists with a focus on education and networking. With an engaging keynote, a panel of past ITCC winners, and subject matter experts in the industry this will be a can’t miss opportunity for those eager to participate. This event will be hosted on 13 July, and sessions for the event will be available for registrants for 60 days following. We encourage you to be on the lookout for more details in the coming weeks.

We are eager to meet again face to face, and ISA wants to make sure that when we are able to we can do so successfully. We appreciate the dedication and passion for these events and will be working diligently to return better than ever in 2022.
 

colb

Been here a while
Location
Florida
The ISA should also put the kibosh on 2-day in-person, indoor qualification trainings and recerts. They have this fancy thing they say - "it is not possible...", which is not really the case. It is possible to easily do everything except the written test without sharing air.

An innovative mindset could even figure out a way to administer the written exam without sharing air, but I'd settle for less, initially.

Aggregating a bunch of tree professionals from different areas into a room for two days during a pandemic is nonsense. It is the opposite of "trees are good."
Just going to note that the ISA has modified its TRAQ training for current cert holders in response to covid-19. The recertification dates are also pushed back substantially. I appreciate the evolution. From my couch, I think there could be even more, but I really notice and support what the ISA has done.
 

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