With the event held on October 17 to 19, the large gum trees in Kapunda’s Davidson Reserve will challenge tree climbers to hit many targets in the 25-30 metre high and wide trees.
Each climber starts at the top of the tree and descends through the canopy hitting targets which are set to make the climber move from one side of the tree canopy to the other through large swings and limb walks.
There will also be a stand-alone event at night where climbers will compete under lights to ascend and climb head to head up to 25 metres.
The ‘Red Bull Branched Out’ event is one of the largest tree climbing events in the world and will attract up to 150 international competitors with 57 already registered from 10 countries. Fifty crew and technicians will set up and deliver over 400 event starts over the two days.
Along with the freestyle competition and single rope ascent event, interactive activities are planned to engage children to learn about trees and the core skills used by professional tree climbers.
Kapunda met the selective criteria to host this event being chosen over sites in Victoria and Western Australia.