High points of tree-climbing contest

New Zealander Nicky Ward Allen, 35, trying to complete a series of tasks, such as ringing a bell using her handsaw, tossing a tree branch at a target and ringing a bell on the end of a limb without activating a buzzer, during the finals of the Master
PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

New Zealander Nicky Ward Allen, 35, trying to complete a series of tasks, such as ringing a bell using her handsaw, tossing a tree branch at a target and ringing a bell on the end of a limb without activating a buzzer, during the finals of the Masters' Challenge at the Asia-Pacific Tree Climbing Championship (APTCC) at Cathay Green, near Dhoby Ghaut, on Sunday. She came in second in the women's category. The Masters' event is the championship round of the competition and is designed to judge the contestant's overall tree-climbing skill. A record 60 competitors from seven Asia-Pacific countries took part in the APTCC as well as the Singapore Tree Climbing Championship.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 28, 2015, with the headline 'High points of tree-climbing contest'. Print Edition | Subscribe