The NZAA Taranaki Open TCC this Saturday has a prize pool of $500 and loads of other spot prizes.
Local Taranaki arb company, Tricky Tree Specialists have fronted with $500 cash making this event the richest tree climbing comp this year!
Competitors in the Taranaki Open also qualify for points in the NZAA Top 20 climber rankings system. Opportunities for bonus prizes include and extra Work Climb station, a one-off shot at a bell in the Throwline and an optional detour in the Speed Climb. Each bonus station a climber gets equals and entry in the bonus draw prize.
The climbing comp is on Saturday and a climb up Mt Taranaki is scheduled for Sunday. More details here.
The weather for New Plymouth is looking a bit marginal for Saturday but the New Plymouth forecast is unreliable for Stratford.
Neal Harding says "It will be a couple of degrees cooler than the temperature forecaste for New Plymouth - Stratford being 1000' above sea level. Also Stratford is a tad more sheltered from the Westerlies than New Plymouth on account of the 2518 m. high. Triangle shaped wind break just down the road".