International Tree Climbing Championship Series

European Tree Climbing Championship

The European Tree Climbing Championship (ETCC) provides a competitive but educational opportunity for working arborists in Europe to demonstrate and exchange new climbing techniques and equipment, as well as,safe work practices. The ETCC also increases the interaction between various firms, ISA European chapters and Associate Organizations and members, and provides positive public exposure for the profession in that region of the world. The event is managed by the European Tree Climbing Championship Operations Committee.

The winners of this event are sent to represent Europe at the International World Championship held prior to the ISA Annual Conference.

2014 ETCC



August 30 and 31, 2014


Swierklaniec Park, Swierklaniec, Poland

Hosted by:

Swierklaniec Council in Association with the Federation of Polish Arborists


There are various hotels located nearby the event site. See the complete list of hotel options.

Camping is also available on-site at the park with space for campers, vehicles and/ or tents. Fee is €15(Euro)for the entire stay.

Transportation to Swierklaniec Park, Swierklaniec, Poland

From Katowice Airport

A free shuttle bus service from the airport will be operated by the DeSilva Hotel. Anyone arriving to Katowice Airport can contact the DeSilva Hotel and arrange free transportation to the park or to any hotel.

From Krakow Airport

Transportation can be prearranged at a special rate via Pablo Taxi. You must contact the company prior to travel and provide them with your name and flight number. You must also mention that you are arriving for the ETCC in Swierklaniec. They will have a driver waiting to pick you up at the airport and deliver you to your hotel or straight to the park. Payment for the driver required in cash (3 currencies accepted).

Special confirmed rates for ETCC:
    1–3 persons per car: 350 PLN/90 €/$115
    4–8 persons per car:400 PLN/100 €/$130
    9–15 persons per car: 650 PLN/160 €/$215
    16 – 20 persons per car: 750 PLN/185 €/$250

Pablo Taxi also offers the same deal for the return journey. Those wishing to return to Krakow airport on Sunday evening or Monday morning should confirm in advance via the company website or verbally with the driver of the taxi on your arrival.

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