THERE'S a new event at the Mount Larcom Show which takes the concept of tree climbing to a whole new level.
The competition sees axe-wielders cut their way up a tree trunk, similar in size to a power-pole, which is dug into the ground.
They must cut wedges into the trunk before inserting a plank and climb the "tree" and take off a slice at the top before making their way back down.
This is just one of the events held over the two-day agricultural show, which also boasts excellent wood-chopping and chainsaw competitions.
Mount Larcom Show president Craig Butler said he can't wait to check out the event
"We haven't had this at the show for a very, very long time," he said.
"I'm really looking forward to seeing all the competitions this year.
"We have a really good chainsaw and woodchoppers comp over the two days with excellent prize money."
Competitors were also lining up to battle it out in other areas.
"We have hundreds of nominations in the horse events."
The show will be held at Mt Larcom Showground this Saturday and Sunday.