Mac & Mac's Pick: Climbing to the top of the pole

By WEEK Producer

September 17, 2012 Updated Sep 17, 2012 at 10:47 PM CDT

WARWICKSHIRE, United Kingdom -- It's time to put on your really pointy shoes. The world pole climbing championships were held over the weekend in rural England.

Not for the faint of heart, competitors scaled 82 feet tall poles to see who could do it the fastest.

The current world record holder won the final with a time just over 10 seconds.

The sport is becoming so popular some competitors were going the extra mile for an edge, even using very expensive titanium spikes.

Organizers said the sport was started by a group of bored and lonely forest rangers.