European TCC Operations Committee


The purpose of the European Tree Climbing Championship (ETCC) is to promote safe working practices, demonstrate improvements and innovations in techniques and equipment, and to provide industry recognition to the European public. It is also serves as a medium for climbers and professionals to gather and exchange ideas with one another. The ETCC Operations Committee works with ISA staff and the local host chapter for the planning and management of the ETCC.

Committee Chair

Mark Bridge
Basel, Switzerland
(Swiss Arborist Association)

    Head Judge

    John Coles
    Royse Buskerud, Norway
    (Norway Chapter)

    Head Technician

    Christian "Puk" Kruck
    Tubingen, Germany
    (Germany Chapter)

    Sponsorship/Vendor Coordination

    de Gouret Litchfield
    Ballingslöv, Sweden
    (Swedish Chapter)

    Event Logistics

    Marcin Leszczynski
    Suprasl, Podlasie, Poland
    (Federation of Polish Arborist)

    Special Advisor

    Rip Tompkins
    Little Compton, Rhode Island, United States
    (New England Chapter)

    ISA Staff Contacts

    Kevin Martlage—Director of Professional Development
    Catharine Ingram—Outdoor Event Planner


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