How do people climbing Mount Everest (or any really high peak) use the bathroom?
There are no toilets up there and they are wearing many, many layers of clothing!!
Everest has become a cesspool of frozen human waste buried inches under the ice, mixed in with the frozen corpses of those who didn't make it and the garbage of the thousands of expeditions who did. I prefer to go somewhere where LNT has been the prevalent philosophy for a lot longer.
I guess they wear adult diapers.
Piss in da snow
You sweat most of your fluids out and work off most everything you take in, but otherwise just drop in on the mountain.
You don't eat any nutrients that your body doesn't burn completely. When exerting yourself and on the verge of dehydration, you don't urinate much either - just to expel toxins. SO, the answer is ... you don't because you don't need to. At the base camps, there are specified locations to use if needed, but it is not a bathroom or port a potty, I assure you.
usually, mountaineers dig holes(cat holes) around 6inches deep, do their thing, and then cover it up again with the unearthed soil. this keeps the decomposition better and safer and better for both animal and humans ( you would wanna accidentally stem on a shallow holed poop or some other mammal scavenging on it, would you?)
smearing is also one way of doing it, taking a rock from where it's rested (usually and should be a rock that is big enough and has a deep enough soil/ground indentation), they do their thing and then put back the rock thereby covering the evidence of nature's call.
In cold mountains like everest, they have this pee-bottles/containers and poop-bottles or poop-bags. which, if they're hardcore invironmentalists, they bring down with them until they find a safe and specific place for their body waste.
as for the layering they have, well i'm sure you would be able to take off your layers when you cant hold the call of nature off, hehehe... some mountaineer learn to adjust their nature's calls /needs upon reaching and setting camp so they wont get frostbites etc.
not all mountains have comfort rooms or portable toilets, some does most dont. even if they do, it'll be located on the jump-off, on the base camp, and in the house of locals living in the mountains. Food supplements and sweating decreases your need to urinate or defecate but it doesnt take-away that need. Of course that will depend on how long you'd be on the mountain and how long you can contain it.
There's a quote from some famous mountaineer about the hardest thing about reaching some big summit, and he said something to the effect of "pissing through six inches of clothing with a 3 inch penis." hehehe...
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