AUS are proud to announce that this summer once again we are sponsoring the British Pole Climbing Championships, kicking off at the Royal Three Counties show in the beautiful spa town of Malvern. The Pole Climbing championships are returning after a brilliantly successful competition last year where climbers, fans and the public alike gathered take part or watch this gripping and exhilarating event.

The competition will take place over four summer weekends including our opening event on the 14th to the 16th of June at The Royal Three Counties Show in Malvern, the Kent County Show from the 5th to the 7th of July in Maidstone, Woodfest, in Caerwys North Wales on the 12th to the 14th of July, and the final at the Malvern Autumn Show on the 28th to the 29th of September.

Approximately 60 contenders take part across each weekend, all intent on battling their way to the top of the staggering 25m pole in as quicker time as possible, armed with their climbing spikes and strop in order to be crowned British Pole Climbing Champion. The climbers are separated into male and female categories and then divided again into ‘expert’ and ‘tree surgeon’ categories with the male expert best time of last year being 9.7 seconds and the female best being 13.1 seconds and with prizes ranging from Arboricultural equipment to actual cash as well as the honour of being a British Champion, there’s certainly lots to play for.

So, if you’re interested in pole climbing, arboriculture or just fancy coming along to enjoy any of the other many activities and facilities that are available at these exciting and interesting events, from food stalls and bars to animals and classic cars, come along and have fun! You never know, you could be a future pole climbing champion in the making.