Women's 2010 ITCC Work Climb winners Chrissy Spence, Nicky Ward-Allen and Veronica Ericsson will compete in the NZAA Taranaki Open this coming weekend in Stratford. The Taranaki Open is the last chance for a competitive climb before the NZAA Auckland Regional TCC in March.
While internationally rated tree climbers will be in attendance, event organizers Neal Harding and Nicky Ward-Allen stress the Taranaki Open is for everyone interested in tree climbing. There is a separate division within the comp for those who have never qualified for a Nationals - and this includes separate prizes.
There are a limited number of Taranaki Open tee shirts still available. You will need to email Neal or Nicky if you want to secure one for yourself.
Rumor has it there is a decent prize pool of cash available along with the usual spot prizes from sponsors - we'll let you know as soon as we hear anything more!