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World pole climbing champ retains title in UK

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World pole climbing champ retains title in UK

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The obscure sport of pole climbing took centre stage at the Ragley Estate in Warwickshire on Saturday.

Shropshire-based tree surgeon Dan Whelan managed a succesful defence of his World Championship title.

He scaled the 25-metre Douglas Fir tree in 11.3 seconds, two seconds off the world record.