How would one go about defecating while climbing Mount Everest or other mountains at high altitudes/low temps?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    it might sound funny but actualy it`s a kinda hard procedure:D. firs of all it depends on where u r on the route.in base camp it`s a matter of finding some privacy....in camp1(or abc) which is on the glacier it`s a matter of finding privacy and avoiding to fall in a creavas...in C3(nepal route) which is on the lhotse face it`s a lot harder: first of all belay your self to a secure anchor point and get your self to the edge of the deck that the tent is erected on and do it as fast as u can cos the cold wind really hurts! puting on the crampons is a smart decision to provide safety.privacy is not as important as it is in the lower camps cos the safety comes first.a couple people had lost their lives in C3 bcos of this. in C4 it`s just wind and sever cold that u have to be beware of cos C4 actualy is a vast camp area(comparing to C3) and safe be cos you r on rock not on the snow or ice(wind sweepes almost all of the snow in C4)this is the last stop for defecating , cos above this it`s gonna be a real mission impossible to do that.(ultimate cold and steep ridge climbing plus wind and it`s a like doing it in the midle of a crowd and narrow street :D )in all the high camps cold is a consideration specially at nights(temperatures drops to -25 down to -35 with wind that increases the frost effect) but almost all the technical outfit (pants) have been designed to make it easy to answer the call of the nature :D . and one more thing is that in high altitude climbes most of the people experience Constipation so u gotta add this to the problems.........have fun

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I am not positive on Everest, but I believe you have to bag it, and pack it back out off the mountain.

  • 1 decade ago

    The laws of gravity still apply. If you defecate it'll fall (aim for off a cliff!) as usual, the chances of it floating into your face are slim.

  • 1 decade ago

    poopy doop in a garbage bag, and then transfer it to a clean mountain can when you leave that camp.

    that way, you can bring a **** bomb with you.

    OR

    poop on/in a bag and fling it into a glacier when you leave that base camp.

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  • 1 decade ago

    dont worry about it when almost fall it will scare the crap out of you. if you do fall, where and how you crap is going to be the least of you worries

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    wear depends underwear and then throw them out

  • 1 decade ago

    very cold

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