In 2003, South African Troye Wallett won extreme ironing's so-called Rowenta Trophy... for ironing an item while suspended over a 300-metre gorge.
[Among the other competitors? A team of British climbers on Everest who claimed a new ironing altitude record after pressing several items at Base Camp One, 17,000 feet up the Himalayan peak (8th place); Dive Girl, who ironed in The Blue Hole in Dahab, Egypt at a depth of 101m (4th place); and Australia's Robert Fry, who jumped off a cliff in the Blue Mountains with an ironing board, laundry and parachute (2nd place).]
[Cairo still boasts a guild of foot ironers. These workers position clothing and guide an ancient 35-lb iron with their hands while applying pressure with their feet (and spraying a fine mist directly from their mouths).]