25 Insane Examples Of Extreme Ironing

Posted by , Updated on January 17, 2024

If you haven´t heard of extreme ironing, let us introduce this new “sport” to you. The official Wikipedia definition of extreme ironing says it is an extreme sport and a performance art in which people take ironing boards to remote locations and iron items of clothing. According to the Extreme Ironing Bureau, extreme ironing is “the latest danger sport that combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt.” If you have read our post about the world´s craziest and most bizarre sports and competitions, you won´t be surprised that this sport also originated in England which is the birthplace of numerous similarly insane sports. Since 1997, when extreme ironing started, this crazy thing has become popular in many other countries all over the word with people posting photos of them ironing in the most improbable places and positions. To have an idea of what extreme ironing looks like in practice, check out these 25 pictures.


Ok, let us start slow and nice. If you are a beginner, try this sport at a decent and safe place such as up on a tree.

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Once you master the fear of height, you can try some other elevated places such as the roof of your house.

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Talking about roofs, a car roof is also a popular spot for extreme ironing.


Advanced sportsmen may handle ironing when attached to the back of the car too.

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Even soldiers grew fond of this original sport.

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If you want to enjoy some cool panoramas when ironing your clothes, climb on a high rock.

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But when it comes to the best views while extreme ironing, nothing compares to being on top of a mountain.

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To those who don’t find ironing on rocks, mountains or cliffs exciting enough, the hang-up version is recommended.

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Now, let us take it really high. A group of skydivers elevated extreme ironing to another level.

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But extreme ironing can also be done as low as at the sea bottom.

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Still not extreme enough? Then upgrade it with a shark.

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Or you can invite some other diving fellows and throw an awesome underwater ironing party.

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Extreme ironing has been practiced in various regions around the world including the ice cold waters of the north…

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…and a hot desert (where you can also try another totally useful activity - vacuuming sand).

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Sporty people can easily integrate extreme ironing in their popular activities such as biking…

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…and gymnastics.

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Animals can also be involved in extreme ironing. Ironing on a horse seems to be suitable only for the most experienced extreme sportsmen though.

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Ironing when grazing cows is considerably less dangerous but still a very cool example of extreme ironing.

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Extreme ironing is often practiced not only by individuals but also entire groups of enthusiastic people.

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Seeing a speleologist ironing his clothes in the middle of a cave is something you probably don’t experience every day but as the picture suggests, it can really happen.

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Naturally, tank crew members have to do the ironing under the camouflage netting.

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In 2012, extreme ironing was successfully incorporated into the Hastings Half Marathon with some competitors wearing an ironing board and pressing garments on the way.

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We are not sure if ironing while bouncing on a trampoline is even technically possible but obviously, some people are determined to defy the laws of physics.

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