Rescue Rally

A new kind of TCC

TreeStuff and Kask present the first climbing competition judged remotely by a panel of the most respected safety experts in the arborist industry and the online community!

The winner from each challenge gets a $500 Gift Card, and the total points winner takes an additional $1000 in prizes!

Scenario 1 Videos: Climber Pinned In Tree

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  • The victim is lanyarded into a healthy limb 15' to 30' off the ground. There are limbs beneath the climbers position.
  • The victim is using a SRS system on a base anchor.
  • There is a second emergency access line doubled over a natural crotch.
  • The log is 4' to 8' long and greater than 10" in diameter
  • The log is heavier than what a single worker can lift from in a tree
  • There are no ladders available and bucket trucks cannot get into the area
  • The victim was using a steel-core lanyard attached at the upper hip dee-rings
  • Click here for full Scenario 1 Details

Our Judges

Travis Vickerson - is the VP of Operations for Chippers Inc, a repeat Jambo Head Judge, TCIA approved instructor, TCIA Qualified Crew Leader, CTSP, ISA CA, and a NCCER Crane Operator.

Tim Walsh, Davey Tree - Walsh joined Davey in 2015 as safety manager and is now the Director of Corporate Safety. He currently serves as a director on the board of the Utility Arborist Association (UAA) and is a champion for the UAA Safety Committee.

Dr. John Ball - John is a Board Certified Master Arborist, a Treecare Safety Professional, and an Advanced EMT. He previously managed tree care and PHC programs in tree companies in the Midwest and East.

Taylor Hamel - Is a Certified Arborist and DMM Technical Resource for N. America. He leads Aerial Rescue Judging at major events such as EUTCC and NATCC

Kristian Michael Schultz - A national proctor and pioneer of the CTSP exam, Kristian is ALL about safety. Also a certified arborist and a long time judge at ITCC and Jambo events.

Krista Strating - Krista Strating is a Certified Arborist and Climber specialist. She has been a climbing instructor at Humber College for 9 years. She has competed for 11 years and currently holds the North American, Ontario, and JAMBO titles. She also was World Champion in 2018. Krista also is a climbing instructor for the Women’s Tree Climbing Workshop.

The Online Arborist Community - You can rally your crew for our live broadcast events and even be a judge yourself, casting your vote on the same scorecard as our main judges. The compiled community votes average in to one full vote! Click here to get involved with the judging.

Rules and Full Schedule:

  • Click here for full rules
  • Click here for full calendar and schedule.
  • Click here for video recording tips.