Toilet matters – some loos may be closed what do you do on the hill?
www. Mountaineering Scotland
“Avoid causing pollution by urinating at least 30 m away from open water/rivers/streams and burying solid waste as far as possible from open water/rivers/streams and buildings. Used toilet paper should be carried out and disposed of appropriately on your return to base. Remember to pack a lightweight trowel and carry enough toilet paper (with resealable bags for when it’s been used) and some suitable hand sanitizer gel. In winter, don’t just dig a hole in the snow, because when the snow melts your solid waste will still be there, unsightly and polluting. If you cannot bury solid waste in the ground it should be carried out in a designated container and disposed of appropriately.”
I am off with a pal separate cars today to Fort Augustus – Carn a’ Chuillin 816 metres. I hope the loos are open at Fort Augustus? If not ? I climbed this hill in August 2014 it was a good day.
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