toilet edge mountain cliff

A loo with a view

28 March 2014

This lonely loo with a view has been voted the most extreme place to go about your ‘business’.

A recent survey of out of the ordinary lavatories by Interfax news agency in Belarus explained: “The toilet is perhaps in the most unromantic place possible, but there are some parts of the world where people have made them something really special.”

This rustic outhouse is perched on a cliff 2,600 metres above sea level in one of the most remote corners of the globe – Siberia. One false step (or gust of wind) could mean disaster. Needless to say, there is no need for plumbing and no room for woozy users.

Looking out over the Altai Mountains this extreme outhouse, built in 1939, also serves a remote weather station. For the five weather station workers at Kara-Tyurek in Siberia, the most important thing to remember is the loo roll. It arrives once a month by helicopter – if the postman who collects the weather data remembers to pack it along with their food, water and wood supplies.

Staff at the station report that the fear of using this cliff-top toilet only evaporates after a number of years. Not ideal for surprise toilet visits in the middle of the night!

Read the full story on The Daily Mail.

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