Inspired by his eccentric brother in law, John Slater, who ironed his clothes even when camping in a tent, Tony illustrated the futility of unnecessary ironing by doing it in bizarre situations such as mountain-lookouts, crowded airport departure lounges, on top of telephone kiosks and charity clothing bins. • Businesses not associated with sport have picked up on the "extreme" label. [19], "Worldwide extreme ironing competition launched". How The East Was Won: Nova Scotia Elections Since 1949, How the West is Won: B.C. When On Earth Magazine is for people who love travel. Skateboarding is all about the latest tricks at the Los Angeles X Games. Some people are genetically programmed to risk their necks in pursuit of fun. • Extreme ironing was born in 1997 in Leicester, England, when Phil (Steam) Shaw returned home from his job at a knitting factory. Since then, "ironists" in many countries have filmed themselves ironing under water, in deep crevasses, on oil derricks and at the North Pole. [9], In 2003 the Rowenta Trophy was won by a group from South Africa by ironing across a gorge at the Wolfberg Cracks. We are also open to street and guerilla ironing. A team of South Africans ironed on top of Mount Kilimanjaro - Africa's tallest mountain - at an elevation of 5,895 metres. The extreme sports movement, it seems, has outgrown sports. "Why not?" [citation needed] This has yet to popularize in North America. Has Confederation Been Good for Newfoundland? [citation needed], In 2004, the EIB traveled to the US on the Rowenta Tour to recruit additional ironists and ironed at Mount Rushmore, New York City, Boston and Devils Tower. Dismayed by the pile of ironing that awaited him, he set up a board to iron outside. The 'Olympics of extreme sports' are tearing up the town.

A friend had dared them to break the record. Four Winnipeggers get ready for the gruelling adventure race. Why would two men lug an iron and an ironing board up the side of Mount Everest, set it up at 5,440 metres and give the Union Jack a good pressing? The dark side of risky sports is sometimes death. 0. Six countries competed in five events: … To end his demise, he decided to do both at the same time. Extreme ironing got even more popular when Channel 4, a well-known TV station in Britain, released a documentary about the sport titled “Extreme Ironing: Pressing for Victory.” In the documentary, the crew followed the journey of the British extreme ironing team as they win the Bronze and Gold medals for the 1st Extreme Ironing World Championships in 2002. People spend as much time airborne as they do on the lake at Wakefest 2002.

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