Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Blog Guelph: Greased Pole

One of the premier events at Guelph's Italian Canadian Festival is the Greased Pole Climb. Photoblogger Randy Sutherland catches the female team in action here.

The goal of the competition is to grab one of the red flags hanging off the salami... so much could be said about the salami but I will restrain myself and remain poised.

The challenge comes when the four-team members stack themselves on top of each other but still fall short of the top. The pole is thickly coated in axle grease. Think slippery, filthy and smelly. Reaching the prize is brutally hard. Not recommended for the weak limbed.

Check out the grand'FOGGER blog for a close-up of the men’s team.

Sue Richards

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