About Extreme Ironing

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No doubt you’ve heard of the term extreme used in connection with certain sports. It refers to the performing by daredevil people of a land-based, water or aerial activity that is risk-taking and adventurous. Often the sole intent of participants is to experience the addictive adrenaline rush that comes from pushing their own limits of fear and physical ability.

That said, doubtless you can detect which of the following is a genuine competitive sport:

Speedriding in Gudauri
Skiing at Elbrus region
Extreme Ironing anywhere
Nude Mountain Climbing in the Himalayas
Paragliding over the tops of Crimean mountains
BASE Climbing & Wingsuit Flying from Mont Blanc
Base Jumping from Mount Kilimanjaro Playing the Fiddle
Skateboarding on the Sydney Opera House Sails
Sea Kayaking dressed in an Aardvark Costume

Yes, you knew all along, didn’t you? It is a long shot to call this a sport, but it definitely is extreme. People who do extreme ironing go to a remote location and iron clothes! Really. They call themselves 'ironists', and get a thrill from taking their ironing board, unplugged iron and some of their wrinkly clothes to some extreme places and photograph themselves doing it. Such places that they have reached include extreme altitude, underwater, hanging from cliffs, and on top of vehicles. Please do the ironing, but don't try these extremes at home.