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.
Date:August 30 and 31, 2014
Location: 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 will be operated from the airport to the park on a regular basis. If you are staying at the DeSilva Hotel you can arrange for the hotel to pick you up at the airport.
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.