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British Visitor Attains "Extreme Ironing" Feat on Pikes Peak
(Rapidly Growing International Sport Comes to Colorado)
September 2, 2004
PIKES PEAK SUMMIT, COLORADO -- Nick Hughes, a Britishman from London, England, was recently recognized
among extreme ironing enthusiasts as the first to indulge in the international sport of "extreme ironing" atop
Pikes Peak summit, where weather is harsh and oxygen is scarce at 14,110 feet above sea level.
Nick ironed his sleeveless jacket on a bench near the Pikes Peak monument sign
and later celebrated with his American friends.
"It's a proud day for Britian." proclaimed Nick, "I lived on the edge ... and I have
a well pressed jacket."
Nick planned his extreme ironing adventure months in advance upon visiting Manitou Springs
on Labor Day weekend to attend the 'ColoradoGuy Festival,' a social weekend of meeting other regular
visitors of this web site.
Nick asserted he has even loftier goals for his next visit to America. "One day I will climb Mount Sherman with a vacuum cleaner." said Nick.
"What a jolly
good thing to do! That's just smashing and bloody good! Let's put on our best
tweed jackets and have some tea and crumpets, shall we?" exclaimed Steve (adjacent photo), who occasionally
made fun of Nick's British accent during his visit.
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about this rapidly growing sport which began in England.
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