The 2016 UK 80ft Pole Climbing Championships took place once again at the Kent County Show. Three days of tough heats and finals gave visitors to the annual Show a real treat when the climbers took to the poles. Sponsors Husqvarna had a large trade stand area and spent three days talking to our visitors about their wonderful range of gardening equipment.
Over the three days the fastest ‘Expert’ was Luke Towler who completed the fastest time of the competition at 10.970 and the quickest ‘Tree Surgeon’ was Louie Wilmshurst with a time of 16.987.
This year the competitors were hoping to get close to the current World Record set in 2001 by Australian,Mark Bryden in a record breaking 9.61 seconds. However a time of was recorded by a Brit, Grant J Gallier in 9.07 seconds but has not been recognised by the Guinness World of Records team but is a World Record.
Click on the links below to see all of the results throughout the Show!