On 17 July, 15 guys from Lambertschaag, North Holland came down from a pole where they had just spent the weekend sitting on, breaking the village’s pole-sitting record.
We conce wrote about a pole-sitting record in Friesland that was 60 hours, but with bathroom breaks. All 15 guys in Lambertschaag stayed sitting for 52 hours and 32 without any bathroom breaks. It had been 45 years since all participants made it until the end.
I have no clue why it’s only for men in this case, beside it being a tradition. If anybody knows, please enlighten us.
Here are some great pictures of pole-stting in the 1980s by Jaap Woets.
Tags: Lambertschaag, North Holland, pole-sitting
In Kollum, Friesland, Werner Leichtenberg, Sandra Ellens and Wieke Lap have set a new Frisian pole-sitting record. Last weekend, the three spent 60 hours straight (OK, they are allowed to go to the toilet) on a pole in the centre of their village, according to the pole-sitting organisation. The old record was established in Warns at 58 hours. As well, the three decided to get off their pole at the same time, so that they all could share the record together.
This originally Frisian sport has made a serious comeback. The rules are simple: the one who stays the longest wins. The poles are usually in water so that if someone falls asleep, they will not get hurt when they fall.
Tags: Friesland, pole-sitting