The Kent County Show will once again be hosting the Husqvarna 25m UK Pole Climbing Championships. The 25m poles were erected for the first Championship hosted in 2014 and have become a real talking point for visitors to the many other Shows hosted at the Kent Showground. The imposing poles can be seen from all over the site and originated from 45m Douglas-fir trees.
Sponsors of the event, Husqvarna UK are suppliers of garden, landscape and forestry equipment. The company have been developing robotic mowers for over 20 years. Their wealth of experience, combined with their innovative engineering techniques, mean that no matter what challenges people face in the garden, Husqvarna will help achieve the perfect result.
On a dry day the winning time is likely to be around the 9 second mark so don’t blink. This returning championship attracts some of the best climbers in the country. There are two classes of climbers; expert and tree-surgeon with 2 heats at 10.00am and 1.00pm with the final at 3.00pm on each day.
Last year the quickest time recorded by an expert climber was Luke Towler with a time of 10.970 seconds and Louie Wilmshurst who won the tree surgeon class with a time of just over 16 seconds.