Why Do People Call This The World’s Most Dangerous Loo?

When you’re 8,500 feet in the air, a healthy bowel movement seldom makes to the top of your priority list. However, the digestive system doesn’t see altitude. It sees urgency.

Siberian Times
Siberian Times

However, scientists over at Siberia’s highest weather station on top of the Altai Mountains have taken “pissing into the wind” a little too seriously.

DMITRY CHAMCHIYEV, NATALIA NESTERENKO/SIBERIANTIMES.COM
DMITRY CHAMCHIYEV, NATALIA NESTERENKO/SIBERIANTIMES.COM

This wooden chamber resting at the edge of a snow-covered mountain has its own importance in these scientists.

Partially suspended in air, the wooden chamber offers the ‘user’ a unique experience of defecating on the edge of the world.

DMITRY CHAMCHIYEV, NATALIA NESTERENKO/SIBERIANTIMES.COM
DMITRY CHAMCHIYEV, NATALIA NESTERENKO/SIBERIANTIMES.COM

The tiny walk from the weather station to the outhouse loo requires scientists to brave temperatures touching close to -50. Yes, -50 Degree Celsius.

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DMITRY CHAMCHIYEV, NATALIA NESTERENKO/SIBERIANTIMES.COM

Here’s a video chronicling life and piss in and around the world’s most dangerous loo. Check it out:

Would you dare to take a leak in it?

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